Petaling Jaya, Nov 16: The Toyota Tour Championship, jointly sanctioned by the Asian Development Tour, witnessed a three-way tie at the top as Withchyanon Chotirunrungrueng of Thailand, American Jeremy Wendelken, and India’s Khalin Joshi claimed the clubhouse lead at five-under 139.
Play was halted due to a heavy thunderstorm at Saujana Golf & Country Club during the second round.
Among the Malaysian contenders, Khor Kheng Hwai finished at four-under 140, with Paul San a stroke behind.
Malcolm Ting and Danial Faidz secured positions at 143, comfortably making the projected cut at one-over 145.
As play was disrupted, 51 players, including overnight leader Suttinon Panyo of Thailand (nine under with six holes to play) and Malaysia’s Galven Green (eight under with six to go), are set to resume their rounds at 7.15 in the morning.
Green showcased impressive form, remaining bogey-free and recording four birdies.
Paul San concluded today’s round with a commendable three-under and credited the turnaround to the 16th hole.
Reflecting on his performance, San said, “I struggled all day yesterday… I birdied the par 3 16th, and that got me going. The 17th is a short but tricky par 4 downhill with a water hazard on the left. I took dead aim with the driver, landed the ball about 12 feet from the pin, and converted for eagle.”
However, not all players fared well, with Daeng Abdul Rahman dropping to joint 53rd position after a seven-over 79 round.
Ervin Chang, a pre-tournament favorite, is also likely to miss the cut after a disappointing 77 today.
Golf enthusiasts at Saujana can enjoy a “mini fan zone” experience, with Puma showcasing its latest golf shoes, and TaylorMade organizing chipping and putting competitions on the practice green.
Admission to the Toyota Tour Championship is free, offering spectators a chance to witness top-level golf.
The event is organized by Professional Golf Malaysia and delivered by MSTGolf Group, with complimentary merchandise items for spectators.
Leading Scores after Round 2:
- 139: Witchayanon Chothirunrungrueng 69-70, Jeremy Wendelken 71-68, Khalin Joshi 68-71
- 140: Khor Kheng Hwai 70-70, Expharwit Wu 73-67, Pattaraphol Khanthacha 70-70
- 141: Paul San 72-69, Nopparat Panichpol 73-68
- 142: Peradol Panyathanasedh 74-68, Amarin Kraivixien 71-71, Saptak Talwar 73-69
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