A rusty Niall Turner will miss the cut by six shots in the weather-delayed SMB Singapore Open.
After five months out with a hip injury, the Muskerry golfer followed an opening 73 with a 76 to finish on seven over par at Sentosa Golf Club.
While he had just one three putt, Turner made little on the greens over the two days and nine missed fairways in round two meant he could make just one birdie as he battled in vain to get close to the cut line.
Unheralded American Seungsu Han upstaged the tournament marquee names by carding a second round four-under par 67 to grab the second round clubhouse lead.
Han, who is chasing his first professional win at the US$1 million Singapore showpiece, leads by two shots on nine-under par from Australia’s Adam Scott and Malaysia’s Gavin Green, who was at seven-under through 15 holes before play was suspended due to fading light at 7.21pm.
Scott, who is seeking a record fourth Singapore Open title, returned early to complete the remaining three holes of a first round 68 before heading back out for round two, carding a 67.
Leading Scores after round 2 of the SMBC Singapore Open being played at the par 71, 7398 Yards Sentosa GC course (am – denotes amateur):
133 – Seungsu HAN (USA) 66-67.
135 – Adam SCOTT (AUS) 68-67.
136 – Angelo QUE (PHI) 67-69, Quincy QUEK (SIN) 68-68.
137 – Satoshi KODAIRA (JPN) 65-72, Pavit TANGKAMOLPRASERT (THA) 66-71, Panuphol PITTAYARAT (THA) 66-71, Younghan SONG (KOR) 68-69, Hideto TANIHARA (JPN) 65-72, Gaganjeet BHULLAR (IND) 68-69, Miguel TABUENA (PHI) 68-69, Jbe KRUGER (RSA) 68-69, Scott BARR (AUS) 69-68, Daisuke MARUYAMA (JPN) 69-68.
138 – Nicholas FUNG (MAS) 67-71, Phachara KHONGWATMAI (THA) 66-72, Thanyakon KHRONGPHA (THA) 72-66.
139 – Ryutaro NAGANO (JPN) 69-70, Richard GREEN (AUS) 71-68, Sergio GARCIA (ESP) 71-68, Jake HIGGINBOTTOM (AUS) 71-68, Tirawat KAEWSIRIBANDIT (THA) 70-69, Toshinori MUTO (JPN) 68-71.
140 – Prayad MARKSAENG (THA) 71-69, Shunya TAKEYASU (JPN) 67-73, Hyungsung KIM (KOR) 70-70, Changwoo LEE (KOR) 72-68, Sanghee LEE (KOR) 68-72, Danthai BOONMA (THA) 68-72, Sanghyun PARK (KOR) 69-71, Yoshitaka TAKEYA (JPN) 70-70, Ryuji MASAOKA (JPN) 71-69.
149 – Niall TURNER (IRL) 73-76