Quek moves ahead of Slorach
On paper, it looks like a straight fight between the in-form Quincy Quek and Mitchell Slorach for the 2016 SPGA President's Cup - the key event in the local professional golf calendar.
At Warren Golf and Country Club yesterday, Quek took over the lead from Slorach as he shot a one-under 71 for a 141 total to the latter's 73 (142) in the Mitsbubishi Electric/The Cocoa Trees-sponsored event.
Quek, who bagged four birdies and had a double-bogey and bogey, is one of only two players, the other being Goh Kun Yang (71) to shoot under par yesterday.
However, although Quek has four-shot lead over the battle-hardened Scott Barr in third spot, the consensus is that anything can happen on the unpredictable and tough Warren course.
Barr shot a 72 for a 145 total, a shot adrift of Jonathan Woo (72).
In the Senior division, SPGA president M Murugiah (73) put himself comfortably on the perch, with a four-shot advantage over former World Cup player Poh Eng Wah (75).
141: Quincy Quek 70-71 142: Mitchell Slorach 69-73 145: Scott Barr 73-72 146: Jonathan Woo 74-72 147: Goh Kun Yang 76-71, Johnson Poh 75-72, Koh Dengshan 71-76 149: Francis Tan 71-78 150: Unho Park 76-74 151: Reagan Png 77-74, Mardan Mamat 75-76 152: Jerome Ng 75-77
Seniors: 144: M Murugiah 71-73 148: Poh Eng Wah 73-75 154: Stuart Holmes 71-83, Razali 76-80
Super Seniors: 149: Poh Eng Soon 75-74 157: Shamuri Sidek 78-79 160: Poh Eng Huat 76-84.