Gavin charges ahead at halfway mark of International Series


KUALA LUMPUR: National ace golfer Gavin Green displayed another strong showing at the inaugural International Series Singapore, carding another seven-under 65 to take the halfway lead.

After a bogey-free seven-under in the opening round on Thursday, the 28-year-old repeated the same feat yesterday to top the standings with 14-under 130 at the Tanah Merah Country Club.

Gavin, the 2017 Asian Tour Order of Merit champion, carded four birdies on the front nine and three on the back, to break away from the field in the US$1.5mil (RM6.67mil) event.“Obviously (ball) striking has to be pretty good on this golf course, you have to keep it in play, you can’t miss too many shots. You have to place your approach shots on certain parts of the green because they are so sloppy,” said Gavin.

Thailand’s Phachara Khongwatmai is trailing three behind with an overall score of 133 after carding a 66, while Veer Ahlawat of India and South Korean Yoseop Seo both carded 65 scores for an overall 10-under 134 to be tied on fourth place. — Bernama

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