Date: October 03, 2008

Carolan in touch

Tony Carolan has fired a second round of 72 to be tied for 10th at the midway points of the Korea Open. Carolan finished the day at two-under, some six shots behind local favourite Kim Wi-joong who fired a second round of 67 to open up a one shot lead at the top of the leaderboard. The 28-year-old carded one eagle and four birdies against two bogeys at the Woo Jeong Hills Country Club for an eight-under-par 134 overall. England&aposs Ian Poulter shot an impressive five-under-par 66 to take a share of second place alongside Kim Dae-sub after the Korean shot a 68. “To shoot a five under today is good,” said Poulter, who was Europe&aposs top performer at the recent Ryder Cup. “I am a little disappointed with the two bogeys. I three-putted both the holes. I could have been a couple of shots better.” “My goal is to play the way I did today. If I can limit my mistakes, then I will be in a good position on Sunday.” Fellow Ryder Cup star Anthony Kim did not fare so well after he failed to follow up his impressive 64 from the first round. The 23-year-old could only manage a 73 on Friday and is tied for fourth alongside Bae Sang-moon. “I don&apost know what happened today,” said Kim. “Everything that I could have done wrong, I did. I can&apost remember the time I hit the ball in the water and was out of bounds in the same round. I couldn&apost get the putter to work. “I had no control over my distance. I have to tighten up my driver now. It was not a good round but I still have a chance heading into the weekend rounds.” Second round scores from the Korea Open: -8: Kim Wi joong 67 67 -7: Kim Dae sub 67 68, Ian Poulter 69 66 -5: Anthony Kim 64 73, Bae Sang moon 67 70 -3: Kim Woo hyun 69 70, Zaw Moe 69 70, Hwang In choon 70 69, Hong Soon sang 68 71 -2: Tony Carolan (Australia) 68 72, Song Tae hoon 70 70, Kim Do hoon Ii 72 68, Kim Hyung tae 70 70, Artemio Murakami 70 70 -1: Jun Tae hyun 70 71, Kim Jong myung 66 75, Neven Basic (Australia) 73 68, Simon Hurd 71 70, Cho Hyun woo 71 70, S K Ho 70 71, Park Do kyu 72 69 E: Kang Ji man 71 71, Wisut Artjanawat 70 72, Juvic Pagunsan 68 74, Kang Sung hoon 69 73, Chapchai Nirat 72 70