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Arie Fauzi in a file photograph. Arie birdied eight holes and only had one solitary bogey to show for on his card Friday at the PGM I&P Group Championship. – AFP Photo / Asian Tour / Paul Lakatos
PETALING JAYA: Nicholas Fung carded a one-under 70 to remain two shots ahead after the second round of the RM150,000 PGM I&P Group Championship at the Kinrara Golf Club.
Nicholas, who posted an opening round seven-under 64, has a 134 total at the halfway stage.
But the best score Friday was carded by Arie Fauzi, who equalled his career best 64 to move into second spot.
R. Nachimuthu, who shot a 66 in the first round, stumbled to a one-over 72 to be joined in third spot by Rahizam Ramli (69) and Khor Kheng Hwai (68).
Kenneth De Silva’s 67 lifted him into a tie for sixth with Airil Rizman (70) at 139.
Arie, who finished joint fourth at the Jakarta Classic last month, continued his good form and said that a recent visit to see his coach in Japan had helped him tremendously.
“We tweaked my swing a little and now I’m striking the ball much better ... and with a lot more confidence,” said the PGM Tour rookie.
“Today, I really played well from tee to green, and my putting was strong. Whenever I got into trouble, I was able to bail out and save par, except for the second last hole.”
Arie birdied eight holes and only had that solitary bogey to show for on his card.
“I aim to keep this momentum going. I just have to keep trying to do things in a simple way.”
Nicholas, on his part, knows that he must just keep his nose in front and continue doing what he did Friday – keep the mistakes to a bare minimum – if he is to bag his second title of the season.
Leading second round scores:
134: Nicholas Fung 64-70; 136: Arie Fauzi 72-64; 138: Rahizam Ramli 69-69, Khor Kheng Hwai 70-68, R. Nachimuthu 66-72; 139: Kenneth De Silva 72-67, Airil Rizman 69-70; 140: Azman Basharuddin 71-69, Rashid Ismail 70-70; 141: Nicholas Pua 71-70, Anis Hassan 71-70.
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