Asian Tour — Niall Turner made four birdies in a five hole stretch fifth but had to settle for a second successive 69 in the US$750,000 Leopalace21 Myanmar Open on Friday.
The Corkman ended the day tied for 32nd on six under par, six strokes behind India’s S.S.P. Chawrasia and South Africa’s Shaun Norris, who both shot 66 to at the Royal Mingalardon Golf and Country Club to lead Myanmar’s richest sporting event by one stroke.
Turner missed too many fairways on the back nine and while he still hit seven greens, he had eight pars and a bogey in an otherwise excellent round.
Australia’s Sam Brazel *67) and India’s Rashid Khan (66) share third on 11 under.
PGA Tour of Australasia — Cormac Sharvin recovered well from shooting 81 in his first round as a pro with a second round 72 in the Oates Vic Open in Australia.
The Walker Cup star from Ardglass missed the cut by 11 shots but three birdies and three bogeys at 13th Beach Golf Links, 70 minutes south of Melbourne, certainly made amends for day one.
Aron Price (68) leads by one from Stephen Dartnall on nine under while Sharvin goes on to next week’s Mercedes Benz Truck and Bus Victorian PGA Championship at Huntingdale Golf Club.