Frankie and Willy keep Singapore in the hunt
Singapore in the hunt after Lim and Teo turn it on
After a few days of sunny weather, the temperatures dropped drastically yesterday during the second round of the World Amateur Golfers Championship.
Despite the cold and blustery conditions, Singapore's Frankie Lim and Willy Teo continued to show a hot hand as they fired five-under 67s to keep the Republic in the hunt for top honours going into today's final round.
Businessman Lim, who carded a nett 69 in round one, tackled the difficult Gloria Old Course with only one thought in mind: Course management.
Said the 45-year-old, who shot a gross 90: "You cannot chiong (Hokkien for attack) all the time at this course. You have to play it smart and not get yourself into trouble, as that can add to your total score very quickly.
"I only missed one fairway today and didn't make a single three-putt. And I had wonderful playing partners, so we really enjoyed ourselves."
Also making light of the windswept Old Course was electronics component company general manager Teo.
The 51-year-old, who had a nett 68 in the first round at the Gloria New Course, went one better at the tougher Old Course.
"I found the water on my first two holes, which got me worried at first. But I steadied my game after the fifth hole and played well after that."
Singapore's next best performer of the day was Division A representative Ron Totton. The scratch handicapper carded a solid 73 at the Lykia Links Course.
Totton, who had a finger injury on the first day, played solid golf but was penalised two shots when his caddie touched the green to point out his putting line.
Said Totton: "He didn't understand English and I kept telling him not to touch the green but he touched it anyway. It was a real pity because I was putting for eagle on that hole and it became a bogey after the penalty.
"Still, I was happy with the way I played in tough conditions."
First round star Patrick Goh found the weather too cold and shot a nett 79, matched by Division B's Sushminder Singh.
The best four nett scores count for the team score on a daily basis.
Singapore stood third in the team standings after the first round, behind China and Malaysia.
l The second round team standings were not available at press time.