Thailand rookie shoots to the fore
Thai rookie Tirawat Kaewsiribandit snatched a one-shot halfway lead at the RM 250,000 ($100,000) PGM MNRB Sarawak Championship after a four-under 68 yesterday.
The 24-year-old, who turned professional at the start of the year, propelled into contention for a maiden Asian Development Tour victory with five birdies against a lone bogey at the Sarawak Golf Club, reported asiantour.com.
Overnight leader Grant Jackson of England slipped to tied-second place following a 70.
135: Tirawat Kaewsiribandit 67-68. 136: Grant Jackson 66-70, Pasamet Pogamnerd 68-68. 137: Sukree Othman 69-68. 138: Pavit Tangkamolprasert 69-69, Nakarintra Ratanakul 69-69.
141: Koh Dengshan 69-72. 147: Choo Tze Huang 75-72, Mitchell Slorach 72-75.