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K. Ganesan shot the best round of the Satellite Tournament thus far when he returned a three-under 68 on Aug 29, 2013.
PETALING JAYA: Two 18-year-olds stole the limelight in the second round of the PGM Tour’s Satellite Tournament at the Kinrara Golf Club in Puchong Thursday.
Amateur K. Ganesan shot the best round of the tournament thus far when he returned a three-under 68 to share the lead on 143 with fellow teenager Adam Shafiq, who carded an ever par 71.
The duo, of the Peak Performance Academy at the Kinrara Golf Club, did well in difficult conditions and will fancy their chances despite being just two strokes ahead of yet another amateur – Low Khai Jei, who shot a one-over 72 Thursday.
Farid Rashid (76) and first-round leader Mohd Hafiz Mohd Said (78) are tied for fifth on 149, while Chong Lip Shien (71) was a stroke back on 150.
Ganesan, whose home course is the Johor Golf & Country Club, hopes to build on his round Friday, which he deemed as “very good”.
“The conditions were tough out there but I managed to contain my emotions and keep my swing in check, even if I did go astray a few times. My ups-and-downs helped me a lot and I also putted well,” he said.
Ganesan, who had five birdies and two bogeys on his card, said his progress at the academy was what made the difference between making up the numbers and challenging for the title.
“I am in the midst of tweaking my swing under Dean Hartman, the head coach at the academy,” said the Johor teenager, who played in four PGM Tour events prior this.
Leading second round scores
143: K. Ganesan (a) 75-68, Adam Shafiq 72-71; 145: Low Khai Jei (a) 73-72; 148: Kenneth Lui Da Hui (a) 73-75; 149: Farid Rashid 73-76, Mohd Hafiz Mohd Said (a) 71-78; 150: Chong Lip Shien 79-71; 151: Mohd Aminoddin (a) 75-76; 152: Sulaiman Radzi 83-69; 153: Majit Ngalang (a) 76-77; 156: Muhammad Syafiq (a) 82-74.
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