Date: September 19, 2008

Brown equal fourth in Taipei

Australian Mitchell Brown is equal fourth at the end of the second round of the Mercuries Taiwan Masters in Taipei on Friday. Brown carded a one-under-par second round of 71 to be four-under overall and six strokes behind tearaway leader Lin Wen-hong (10-under) who enjoys a three-stroke lead on the rest of the field. Brown&aposs compatriot Neven Basic is a shot further back on three-under in a share of ninth spot while Richard Moir (two-under), David Gleeson (one-under) and Marcus Both (one-under) are the next-best placed Aussies. Lin carded an impressive nine-under-par 63 to storm to the top of the leaderboard after defending champion Lu Wen-teh had taken the lead earlier in the day. Three-time winner Lu shot a faultless five-under-par 67 and is seven-under overall in sole possession of second place at the Taiwan Golf and Country Club. “The conditions were ideal today and I&aposm happy to ride on that,” said Lu. “I turned 45 this year but I feel like a 35-year-old. There is still a lot left in me and I don&apost see myself retiring anytime soon.” “I love the game and enjoy competing on the Asian Tour and as long as I have the passion, I will continue to strive for success.” Hsu Mong-nan is third after carding a five-under-par 67 while three players are tied with Brown for fourth at four-under overall. Second round scores from the Taiwan Open: (par 72) -10: Lin Wen-hong 71 63 -7: Lu Wen-teh 70 67 -5: Hsu Mong-nan 72 67 -4: Thaworn Wiratchant 69 71, Kao Bo-song 69 71, Wisut Artjanawat 68 72, Kim Nam-kang 72 68, Mitchell Brown (Australia) 69 71 -3: Sung Mao-chang 68 73, Neven Basic (Australia) 69 72 -2: Zaw Moe 69 73, Richard Moir (Australia) 72 70 -1: David Gleeson (Australia) 71 72, Marcus Both (Australia) 72 71, Anthony Kang 73 70, Ted Oh 70 73, Udorn Duangdecha 69 74, Lue Wei-chih 71 72 Also: Ev: Brad Kennedy (Australia) 72 72 +1: Ashley Hall (Australia) 72 73, Gavin Flint (Australia) 76 69 +2: Michael Wright (Australia) 78 68 +3: Stephen Scahill (New Zealand) 74 73, Mahal Pearce (New Zealand) 76 71, Tony Carolan (Australia) 75 72, Adam Groom (Australia) 74 73 +4: Adam Le Vesconte (Australia) 72 76 +5: Richard Lee (New Zealand) 76 73 +6: Scott Hend (Australia) 77 73