Kaske is first Finn to win on ADT Tour
Janne Kaske produced a battling seven-under 65 to become the first player from Finland to win on the Asian Development Tour (ADT) at the PGM MNRB Sarawak Championship yesterday.
The 29-year-old Kaske missed a two-foot par putt on the third hole for his only bogey of the day, before fighting back with eight birdies to triumph by four shots with a total of 12-under 276 at the Kelab Golf Sarawak.
Overnight leader Erwan Vieilledent of France returned with a 72 for second place in the RM200,000 ($75,000) event, reported asiantour.com.
276: Janne Kaske 72-67-72-65.
280: Erwan Vielledent 69-68-71-72.
281: Masaru Takahashi 70-72-69-70, Airil Rizman 67-69-74-71, Casey O'Toole 70-68-72-71.
285: Choo Tze Huang 72-70-69-74.
286: Koh Dengshan 72-69-73-72.
287: Lam Chih Bing 72-74-70-71.
305: Reagan Png 73-73-81-78.
Simpson and Streb ahead, but Rory lurks
Webb Simpson fired seven birdies in a five-under 67 to grab a share of the lead alongside Robert Streb yesterday morning (Singapore time) at Quail Hollow, where world No. 1 Rory McIlroy was poised for a weekend push.
Simpson's second-straight 67 gave him a 10-under total of 134, tied with first-round leader Streb, who carded a 69. They were two strokes in front of Americans Martin Flores and Patrick Rodgers, Flores posting a 67 and Rodgers a 68 for a 136 total.
McIlroy, meanwhile, made the most of his good breaks, firing five birdies without a bogey in a 67 that left him tied for fifth on 137 alongside five-time Major champion Phil Mickelson (66) and Will MacKenzie (68).
Rookie Lee provides push for youth
American rookie Alison Lee, vying to continue the youth movement on the US LPGA Tour this season, fired a four-under 67 yesterday morning (Singapore time) to take the halfway lead at the Kingsmill Championship.
Lee's nine-under total of 133 gave her a two-stroke lead over another LPGA rookie, Australian Lee Min Jee, and France's Perrine Delacour in Williamsburg.
Min Jee carded a 67 highlighted by an eagle at the par-five third hole, while Delacour posted a 68 for 135.
Both Alison and Min Jee are hoping to follow the example of South Korean rookie Kim Sei Young, who has already won twice this season. - AFP.