S.S.P. Chawrasia, India, extends his Hong Kong Open lead at the Hong Kong Golf Club and will take a two shot advantage into the week-end.
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S.S.P. shot a second Hong Kong Open round of -4 under par 66 to stay on top of the leaderboard with a -9 under par total,
Even a three putt could not unhinge Shiv Shankar Prasad Chawrasia;
“It’s a great round today.”
“I was five under at one time and then three-putted number 14 but, still, it’s a good score four under, I’m happy.
“I’m just following my game. Same thing I’m playing the last two days, exactly the same strategy.”
“Obviously I’m under pressure a little bit, pressure is always tough so I can manage, hopefully, the next two days.”
Thomas Aiken, South Africa, is in second place, two shots back at -7 under par for the tournament, a -6 under 64 today elevating him up the leaderboard, a good putting performance helped him stay bogey free today;
“That was a little better, it was a fun round of golf.”
“It’s always nice to go bogey-free.”
“Just went out there with the same game plan as yesterday.”
Just keep doing what I’m doing and hopefully the putts keep going in and make a few extra ones and hopefully at the top of the leaderboard by Sunday afternoon.”
Alexander Björk, and Joakim Lagergren, both from Sweden and both carding -4 under 66 today, share third place with Julian Suri, USA, another bogey free round, -3 under 67 today and Poom Saksansin, Thailand, -2 under 68, they are all at -5 under for the competition.
Alex was also happy with his putting;
“I’m very pleased with the way I played today, it was solid all day. Good iron shots, good putting.”
Julian is bogey free for the week, but would have liked to make some more putts;
“Didn’t quite make many putts but to finish bogey-free, especially getting up and down on 18, was very nice.”
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