JEJU ISLAND (South Korea): Park Sang-hyun shot a seven–under 65 yesterday to grab a share of the lead with fellow South Korean Kim Bi-O and Indonesian Rory Hie after two rounds of the SK Telecom Open.
The trio are eight-under with two–round totals of 136 at the Pinx Golf Club here.
They lie two strikes ahead of South Korean Kang Min-woong and New Zealander Mark Brown, and a further stroke in front of a handful of players, including Hu Mu from China and American Garrett Sapp.
US PGA stalwart K.J. Choi ensured he would remain the star attraction at the weekend by shooting a one–under to leave him at level and safe from a cut set at two–over.
Overnight leader Bi-O, winner of the Maekyung Open in Seoul last week, fired a 68 to match his opening round and stay well in the hunt for back–to–back titles.
“Yesterday, I had a few issues with my driver but today, I putted really well,” Bi-O told OneAsia. He is also the reigning China Masters champion.
The round of the day belonged to Sang–hyun, who challenged Bi-O for 54 holes last week before finishing in fourth place. He attributed his flawless performance to working out and getting married.
“I am so much more at peace this year,” he said. – AFP