Lin Wen-tang of China tied with Thailand’s Thammanoon Sriroj (69) and Kwanchai Tannin (71) and Australia’s Matt Jager (72) to close out the 2nd round of the Solaire Open 2-under par overall for the lead.
Korea’s Kim Gi-whan, Richard T. Lee of Canada, Elmer Salvador of the Philippines and Pawin Ingkhapradit of Thailand finished overall one shot back of the leaders on a challenging day where only 8 players go into the weekend with scores under-par.
First round leader, Dodge Kemmer of the United States let the course get the best of him when he posted a 79 to slip to T-15th.
Tournament headliner Juvic Pagaunsan who shot and even-par in the first round, was forced to withdraw from competition as his wife is due to give birth any minute.
“It was unfortunate that Juvic Pagunsan had to withdraw from the Solaire Open as his wife, who is due to give birth, is feeling ill,” said tournament director Fritz Katzengrube. “It is truly regrettable that the star player this week had to withdraw but we wish him and his family the best of health.”
Philippine wonder-kid, Miguel Tabuena, finished the day even with two bogeys and two birdies to go into the weekend T-15th 1-over-par.
Roughly 76 players made the cut, which was set at an awful 7-over or better. Continue to follow http://www.mulligang.com on Twitter @mulliganggolf for the latest updates.