Date: August 31, 2007

Revitalised Le Vesconte leads

Australian Adam Le Vesconte has a three-stroke at the halfway mark of the Brunei Open on Friday. Le Vesconte fired a scintillating six-under round of 65 to go to 12-under-par after 36 holes and the 36 year old admits he is revitalised after losing interest in golf. Back to back 65s, I haven t seen that in a while, said Le Vesconte. It was another good putting day, 22 putts yesterday and 23 today. The greens are pure. You pick the right line and they go in. I was getting bored. It was a struggle to get out and play golf. I think the break has done me good. I think the frustration has gone, it s cleared my head. I ve never had a break of five weeks without playing golf in my 11 years as a pro. I cooked for the wife, played poker and walked the dog down the beach every day and I eventually had to force myself to get the clubs back out from the cupboards. Chinese Taipei s Lin Wen-tang is in second after an up and down 68, while rookie Aussie Neven Basic carded a 68 to take third place outright. 29 year-old Basic credited his blemish-free round to some new equipment. I ve got the new Titleist D2 driver and I ve changed to a Yes putter and I m rolling it nicely. I m not leaving myself any long putts coming back and I m holing everything inside six feet, said the 29-year-old. Compatriot Michael Wright (67) and American Gary Rusnak (68) are in equal fourth place. Holder Wang Ter-chang of Chinese Taipei, was brilliant with 66 anfd is tied for sixth with compatriot Lu Wen-teh, Filipino Tony Lascuna, Canadian Ahmad Bateman and 2008 runner-up Australia&aposs David Gleeson who carded the day s best of 64.