Hans about to solo to his first ADT win


  • Golf
  • Friday, 29 Jan 2016

Hans Jamil watches his shot during the Maybank Tour Players's Championship at Saujana Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lumpur. December 13, 2013. FAIHAN GHANI/The Star.

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian golfer Hans Jamil has put himself in a position to achieve two firsts at the rain-hit PGM CCM Rahman Putra Championship.

Not only can he become the first Malaysian to win the tournament, he can also capture his first Asian Development Tour (ADT) crown.

The RM200,000 tournament was marred by inclement weather for the second straight day, with 40 players yet to finish their second-round play at Kelab Rahman Putra in Sungai Buloh on Friday.

But the 28-year-old Hans stayed within striking distance – lurking on 11-under through 10 holes – just three strokes behind leader Shunya Takeyasu of Japan before play was suspended at 3.48pm.

Shunya is on 14-under after nine holes.

Hans, who is tied for third with American Josh Salah, is bracing himself for marathon finish as he needs to complete 26 holes.

“Golf has treated me okay this week. I’ve had a lot of good shots and the course is in great shape,” said Hans, who has never even earned a top-10 finish on the ADT.

“I’ve always thought about winning on the ADT. It’s been on my mind, but I need to go out there ... do what I’ve been doing and hopefully the win comes.”

Joining the chasing pack is Australia’s Jordan Sherratt, who trails Shunya by two shots.

American Dodge Kemmer, who led the first two rounds, is four shots off the pace.

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