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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.

Leaderboard:

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.

Selected:

141: Koh Dengshan 69-72. 
147: Choo Tze Huang 75-72, 
Mitchell Slorach 72-75.