Fraser and Richard­son share lead in In­done­sia

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JAKARTA:

Aus­tralian golfers Mar­cus Fraser and Kalem Richard­son shared the sec­ond club­house lead yes­ter­day at the BNI In­done­sian Mas­ters which was in­ter­rupted by bad weather.

Fraser, who only scored a three­un­der 69 on the open­ing round on Thurs­day, fin­ished the morn­ing ses­sion with seven birdies against two bo­geys for a five-un­der-par 67.

The Aus­tralian, who ranked sec­ond on the Or­der of Merit, said he was grate­ful for his solid per­for­mance on the sec­ond day of the tour­na­ment.

“My game was pretty steady. I felt like I played pretty sim­i­lar to what I did yes­ter­day. I just had one poor drive on 17. That was a ter­ri­ble golf shot and I made a bo­gey. Other than that it was steady all day,” Fraser said.

Fraser’s fel­low coun­try­man Richard­son, who suf­fered from a knee in­jury ear­lier this year, se­cured a tie by fin­ish­ing the round on a 68 on eigh­tun­der-par 136.

“I’ve been strug­gling a lit­tle bit with the game. It was nice to get through a cou­ple of chal­lenges to­day and stay in the mo­ment. I’ve been get­ting car­ried away and that’s been cost­ing me,” Richard­son said. Thongchai Jaidee of Thai­land fin­ished two shots just be­fore play was halted due to fad­ing light to fin­ish the round on a 69, trail­ing the lead­ers by one along­side fel­low Thai Ti­rawat Kaewsiriban­dit, S. Chikkarangappa of In­dia and Ja­pan’s Masahiro Kawa­mura.

“We rushed in the last two holes be­cause we didn’t want to come back early to­mor­row. I played very well and I have no com­plaints with the round. At least now I know I will have some rest and have a chance at the week­end,” Thongchai said. Play at the Royale Jakarta was sus­pended at 5.45 pm lo­cal time due to darkness and light­ning threats and will re­sume on Satur­day morn­ing at 6:30 am.

Scores af­ter round two of the BNI In­done­sian Mas­ters (par 72): 136 Kalem Richard­son (AUS), Mar­cus Fraser (AUS) 137 - Ti­rawat Kaewsiriban­dit (THA), Masahiro Kawa­mura (JPN) , Chikkarangappa S. (IND), Thongchai Jaidee(THA). 138-Jeev Milkha Singh (IND), Phachara Khong­wat­mai (THA), Casey O’Toole (USA), An­to­nio Las­cuna (PHI), Javi Colomo (ESP), Liu Yan-wei (CHN), Poom Sak­sansin (THA). — AFP

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