PETALING JAYA: Shahriffuddin Ariffin and Danny Chia led eight Malaysians to the weekend play in the Singapore International.
The 22-year-old Shahriffuddin and Danny were the best Malaysian finishers at the halfway stage after three-over 75s at Tanah Merah Country Club yesterday.
Shahriffuddin, who shot a one-over 73 on Thursday, sits in 20th spot on four-over 148.
Danny struggled on the front nine but a birdie on the 16th and a closing eagle on the par-three 18th hole pushed him into the top 20 with a 75.
Danny, 49, is playing on a sponsor’s invite.
Ben Leong is just one shot behind Shahriffuddin and Danny with a three-over 75 for a total of five-over 149.
Also on five-over 149 is fellow Malaysian Amir Nazrin Jailani, who produced a second round effort of one-over 73.
Former Asian No. 1 Gavin Green and Kim Leun Kwang are on six-over 150 in joint 42nd after respective second-round scores of two-over 74.
Nicholas Fung and Daeng Abdul Rahman Abdul Aziz also made it to the weekend play after producing 76 and 75 respectively.
Nicholas and Daeng both have two-day total of seven-over 151 and are joint 53rd.
The cut for the penultimate round of the Asian Tour 2021-2022 season was at eight-over 152.
Thailand’s Rattanon Wannasrichan eagled the par-five 18th on his way to take the lead.
The 26-year-old fired a six-under 66 for a two-shot lead, on five-under 139, over Ratchanon Chantananuwat, Thailand’s 14-year-old amateur golf sensation, and India’s Khalin Joshi.
The Thai youngster also put up a six-under 66. Overnight leader Khalin dropped to three-under aggregate after a two-over 74.