Date: November 30, 2012
Author: Omnisport

Ormsby in King’s Cup contention

Thailand&aposs Supakorn Utaipat leads the King&aposs Cup by two strokes after shooting a five-under-par second round of 67 on Friday, as Wade Ormsby rocketed into contention. Utaipat, playing on home soil in the US$500,000 Asian Tour event at Khon Kaen, leads the field ahead of a three-way tie for second place. Singapore&aposs Mardan Mamat, Englishman Chris Rodgers and Thai Udorn Duangdecha, the defending champion, are all 11 under for the competition at the Singha Park Khon Kaen Golf Club. Australian Ormsby grabbed the spotlight courtesy of a blistering nine-under 63. He is one of six players with a share of fifth spot at 10 under, alongside Thai duo Boonchu Ruangkit and Prom Meesawat, Taiwanese pair Lin Wen-tang and Chih-Chiang Chen, as well as Filipino Elmer Salvador. Ormsby had opened with a one-under 71 on Thursday, but he proved far more spectacular a day later, sinking nine birdies, including six in succession between 10 and 15, and going bogey-free for his 18 holes. Among the other Australians in the field, Darren Tan is tied 21st at seven under, one stroke ahead of countryman Unho Park, who holds a share of 25th spot. While Utaipat is in control with two rounds remaining, Thaworn Wiratchant and Thongchai Jaidee can still threaten their compatriot, the Thai heavy-hitters are tied 11th and tied 17th respectively.