Date: September 06, 2012
Author: Omnisport

Both well-placed at Selangor Masters

Australia&aposs Marcus Both has moved up to second at the Selangor Masters, one shot behind Vietnam&aposs Michael Tran and Thaworn Wiratchant of Thailand. Thaworn started Thursday&aposs second round a stroke clear at the top of the leaderboard but a double-bogey on the 13th put him a shot behind Tran. But birdies on the 14th and 18th holes allowed Thaworn to move to nine-under and the 45-year-old Thai veteran finished the day in a share of the lead with Tran. Australia&aposs Both could very well have been ahead of both players but three bogeys, including two in the last five holes, left him at eight-under for the tournament with two rounds to play. The 33-year-old Victorian birdied the last two holes of his second round to card a three-under 69 and sit one shot behind the leading pair. Spain&aposs Javi Colomo is fourth at Pulai Springs Resort in Malaysia on seven-under, while Kieran Pratt of Australia, Lindsay Reynolds of Canada, Singapore&aposs Lam Chih Bing and the USA&aposs Jonathan Moore are a further shot back in a tie for fifth. Australia&aposs Scott Hend leads a quintet tied for ninth on five-under after he shot a three-under 69 to move up from 26th at the start of the day. Gavin Flint is the next-best Australian on the leaderboard, tied for 14th at four-under.