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Que fights back with 71, shares 4th in Singapore golf tourney

MANILA, Philippines – Angelo Que charged back with a closing-hole birdie to card a 71 that no longer most fascinating earned him a valid passage to the weekend play of the Singapore International but additionally saved him in the title hunt midway during the $1 million occasion at the Tanah Merah Nation Club Friday.

Que played rigidity-free in spite of a bogey-bogey initiate up, flouting the challenges that lurked on every nook of the Tampines course and the men in entrance of him, coming through with 5 birdies to utter a double-bogey mishap on No. 11 on his design to a 36-35 in worthy conditions.

And he was once as extra special shocked to pass from joint ninth to a chunk of fourth in spite of lack of aggressive play the six weeks, serene four strokes at the back of Rattanon Wannasrichan at 144 but properly nearby of the Thai frontrunner, who surged ahead on a fiery 66 for a 139.

Coming off a gutsy even-par effort in windy situation in the major spherical Thursday, Que stumbled in a unhurried afternoon initiate up in the 2nd spherical, dropping strokes in the major two holes earlier than snapping a 5-hole par flee with a birdie on No. 7. He hit two extra birdies linking both nines to get to one-beneath general, reeled back with a double bogey on the 11th but hasty fought back with a birdie on the following.

After a flee of pars, the three-time Asian Tour winner archaic his vitality and stable iron play to birdie the par-5 18th for joint fourth with flightmate Paul Peterson of the US, who wavered with a 73, at 140 heading to the closing 36 holes of the $1 million occasion which serves as prelude to next week’s Singapore Delivery at Sentosa’s Serapong course.

Earlier, Wannasrichan holed out with an eagle on No. 18 to shoot a six-beneath 66 and took fee with a 139, two strokes earlier than fellow Thai Ratchanon Chantananuwat and erstwhile leader Khalin Joshi of India.

Wannasrichan razed the frontside with four birdies, together with the closing three then broke a birdie-bogey sport at the back with an eagle on the par-5 closing hole, his 32-34 card greater than sufficient to beat a shaky 73 and get dangle of him from joint 20th to the solo lead at 5-beneath general.

But focal level will with out a doubt be trained on Chantananuwat, a 14-twelve months-light beginner who bounced back from a disastrous 75 with his receive model of a 66 that rallied him from a chunk of 45th to joint 2nd with Joshi at 141.

Chantananuwat, having fun with in his first legit occasion in any other country after carried out tied for 15th in the Blue Canyon Championship and sharing 30th rating 22 situation in the Laguna Phuket Championship, two occasions in Thailand closing Nov. and Dec. that marked the Asian Tour restart after a 20-month hiatus due to this of pandemic, hit two birdies at the back then gunned down two extra at the entrance for a 32 he spiked with an eagle on the par-5 No. 8.

Joshi, who sizzled with a 67 in the wind Thursday, slowed down with a 74 on a 3-birdie, 5-bogey sport to tumble to a chunk of 2nd.

Thai Jazz Janewattananond fumbled with a 73 after a 71 as he dropped to sixth at 144 while young Korean Kim Joo Hyung also stumbled with a one-over card for a 145 for a chunk of seventh with India’s Ajeetesh Sandhu, who slipped with a 75,

Some notables who neglected the prick at 151 receive been Mardan Mamat of Singapore (79-153) and Korean Charlie Wi (77-155).

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