Date: March 16, 2013
Author: Omnisport

Perth’s Strange on top in Thailand

Australian Scott Strange carded a round of 65 to take a one-stroke lead at the halfway mark of the Thailand Open on Friday. Strange holed eight birdies on his way to a round of seven-under on a rain-affected second day that saw play delayed for more than two hours at Thana City Golf and Sports Club. The heavy rain also forced some players to abandon their second rounds until Saturday. The two-time One Asia Tour winner is at 13-under overall, one stroke clear of Japan&aposs Azuma Yano (65), fellow Australian Terry Pilkadaris (64) and Brazilian Lucas Lee (67). Defending champion Chris Wood of England went bogey-free as he posted a six-under 66 in his second round. Joining Wood at 11-under were the likes of Irishman and three-time major winner Padraig Harrington (66), South Korean trio Kyoung-Hoon Lee (66), Jung-Gon Hwang (68) and Min-Gyu Cho (68) and Thai Thanyakon Khrongpha (63). American David Oh (65) is three strokes back at 10-under with China&aposs Mu Hu (67) and Japan&aposs Yoshinori Fujimoto (67). Overnight leader Koumei Oda of Japan dropped outside the top 30 following his round of 73.