Golf Shorts

Both leads in Manila with six-birdie 66

Two-time Asian Tour winner Marcus Both charged into the halfway lead of the Philippine Open yesterday with a flawless six-under 66.

The Australian fired six birdies for an eight-under 136 at the Wack Wack Golf and Country Club in Manila for a two-shot lead over Chan Kim of the United States. - AFP.


149: Choo Tze Huang 75-74

Missed cut:

150: Mardan Mamat 75-75. 151: Koh Dengshan 74-77. 152: Lam Chih Bing 75-77, Quincy Quek 77-75. 158: Lam Zhiqun 75-83.

Lee builds two-shot cushion in Incheon

South Korea's Lee Tae Hee fired a four-under 68 yesterday to grab a two-shot lead after the second round of OneAsia's SK Telecom Open in Incheon.

The 29-year-old is on eight under 136, with Australian Ryan Haller breathing down his neck after a sizzling 66.

Former champion Park Sang Hyun was third on five under, while 71 players made a cut set at plus three.

Star draw KJ Choi and defending champion Matt Griffin, who both shot 73 on Thursday, made sure of playing the weekend after shooting 67 and 70 respectively. - AFP.

Hanson leads despite course unfamiliarity

Sweden's Peter Hanson fired a five-under 65 to grab the first-round lead at the US$6.9 million ($8.6m) Byron Nelson Championship in Texas yesterday morning (Singapore time).

Hanson didn't let his unfamiliarity with the TPC Four Seasons course bother him as he nabbed six birdies with just one bogey for a one-shot lead over Australian Marc Leishman, New Zealand's Tim Wilkinson and American David Duval.

Germany's Martin Kaymer, winner of the Players Championship last Sunday, headlined a group of eight players on 67. - AFP.