Date: October 31, 2008

Brown tied for lead

Australia&aposs Mitchell Brown is tied for the clubhouse lead at the midway point of the Iskandar Johor Open. Despite the fact that 42 players failed to complete their second round, Brown carded a three-under round of 69 in the morning to finish the day at eight-under and in a tie for the lead with Swede Niclas Fasth. Brown, who is still searching for his maiden victory on the Asian Tour, was happy with his round but knows there is still plenty of work to be done if he is to break his drought. “I played a lot better than yesterday and it was kind of good,” Brown said. “I was pretty calm and collected until the last hole where I missed a one and a half footer for par. But it was okay. I&aposm quite happy.” Fellow Australian Kane Webber is well in contention at five-under, while compatriot Rick Kulacz is a further shot adrift at four-under. Second round scores from the Iskandar Johor Open: (par 72) -8: Mitchell Brown (Australia) 67 69, Niclas Fasth 68 68 -7: Thongchai Jaidee 71 66 -6: Thaworn Wiratchant 69 69 -5: Artemio Murakami 67 72, Panuwat Muenlek 69 70, Iain Steel 70 69, Kane Webber (Australia) 68 71 -4: M. Murugiah 70 70, Rick Kulacz (Australia) 67 73 -3: Retief Goosen 72 69, Mardan Mamat 71 70, Adam Groom (Australia) 72 69 -2: Ben Leong 71 71, Airil Rizman 71 71, Clay Devers 72 70, Ronnachai Jamnong 71 71, Chapchai Nirat 73 69, Simon Dunn 71 71, Ashley Hall (Australia) 72 70