Gavin shines among local challengers
GAVIN Kyle Green emerged as the best performing Malaysian after two rounds in the CIMB Classic at TPC Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
The 23-year-old recorded a par 71 in the rain-interrupted second round for a total of one-underpar 144.
He is now in joint 55th with Scott Piercy, Chris Stroud and Charles Howell III of the United States along with Graham Delaet and Nick Taylor of Canada.
Gavin, who won the recent Taiwan Masters, birdied the fifth, eighth and 13th holes, but bogeyed on the 12th, 16th and 17th.
“A solid round today...just a couple of missed clubs and a couple of missed putts,” said Gavin yesterday.
“It was frustrating with the putts. I lost patience as it is always annoying to miss putts...just one of those bad days.
Gavin, who leads the Asian Tour Order of Merit, said the rain interruption did not affect his momentum yesterday.
“It’s just a little bit of confidence, it’s okay. Hopefully, it will come at some point in this tournament,” he said.
Gavin admitted that he needs to tweak his weaknesses, especially in putting, in the third round today.
“I’ve got to figure it out before I start my round tomorrow. I am hitting good but slightly off with the putts,” Gavin added.
Danny Chia, who emerged as the best Malaysian in the first round with a three-over-par 75, played to an aggregate of oneover-par 145 over two days.
The veteran is in 61st spot with six other golfers including teammate Nicholas Fung.
Nicholas shot a one-over to close his day with a 73. Farah Azharie and Saiful Affendy Sapran
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