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Thongchai Jaidee carded a four-under 68 on the second day of the WGC-HSBC Champions on Nov 1, 2013.
SHANGHAI: Three-time Asian Tour Order of Merit winner Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand bounced back from a disappointing opening round with a four-under 68 on the second day of the WGC-HSBC Champions.
The Thai golfer, who boasts 13 wins on the region’s premier Tour, struggled on Thursday, carding a 76 at the Sheshan International Golf Club.
After two days, his total is an even-par 144.
“It was a bad round yesterday and I had to get it out of my mind quickly. My ball striking and putting made all the difference today.
“I holed lots of putts and only three-putted once today. I managed to find most of the fairways and overall I’m happy that I managed to make a good comeback,” said the 43-year-old Thongchai.
His compatriot Kiradech Aphibarnrat faced a disastrous day on Friday, carding a 78, after two birdies, six bogeys and one double-bogey.
The current Asian Tour Order of Merit leader has a two-day total of 147.
Meanwhile, India's Gaganjeet Bhullar also faced a disappointing day on Friday with a one-under 71.
The four-time Asian Tour winner appeared to be on the winning trail with four birdies through 12 holes. However, his fortunes changed from the par-four seventh at Sheshan.
“It’s hard to explain what went wrong there but I’m sure I’ll be back with a clear focus tomorrow,” said Bhullar, who has a two-day total of 140.
At the top of the leaderboard is American Dustin Johnson with a two-day total of 132.
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