Sihwan takes charge at Singapore Open


American Sihwan Kim is the man to catch after he signed for a second round five-under-par 66 to head into the weekend rounds of the Singapore Open on Friday, three shots clear of South Korea’s Joohyung Kim.

Joohyung, who took over the Asian Tour Order of Merit lead following his win at the Singapore International last week, is back in contention again after returning with a 68 at the Sentosa Golf Club.

Thailand’s Sadom Kaewkanjana and South Ko-rea’s Dongkyu Jang are tied for third after carding a 70 and 69, respectively.

Teeing off on the back-nine 10, Sihwan got his early birdie on the opening hole.

He made further gains on holes 14 and 16 before three successive birdies starting from the third hole gave him a commanding five-shot lead at that stage.

Sihwan then dropped two shots on the sixth hole but responded quickly with another birdie on seven before signing for a two-day total of nine-under-par 133.—AP


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