Date: September 26, 2008

Jones makes his move

Aussie Brendan Jones moved into contention at the Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open with a solid round before bad weather halted play. Thunder storms played havoc on Friday with 60 players including leader Kaname Yokoo still to finish their second round. Jones is at six-under overall with five holes still play in his round, three strokes behind Yokoo. Marcus Both is in a tie for 11th place at five-under after he completed his round with a one-over 71. Scott Hend is at one-over with one hole play and slipped down the leaderboard after his opening round 66 had him right up amongst the leaders. Gavin Flint could only manage a two-over par 72, as he also suffered second-round blues to be in a tie for 34th place. Craig Parry is also at two-under but will be hoping to improve on that when he finishes his round early Saturday morning. Juvic Pagunsan of the Philippines charged into the joint clubhouse lead after posting an impressive 65 for a seven-under-par 133 total which was matched by Japan s Katsunori Kuwabara (67) and Norio Shinozaki (68). Korea&aposs Bae Sang-moon, who qualified for the World Cup in Malaysia last week, also moved into contention with a 65 to lie a further shot back alongside Japan s Toru Suzuki, who returned a 68.