Forgot Password

 

Register

 

Create your Connect ID

This will allow you to login to all DStv websites & applications




or
Login using
x

Email Reset

 




Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Golf | Asia

Daniel Chopra © Gallo Images

Chopra takes lead in weather-hit Malaysia



Sweden's Daniel Chopra took a one-stroke lead into the final day of the Iskandar Johor Open in Malaysia after the tournament was reduced to 54 holes on Saturday due to several weather disruptions.

Chopra carded a six-under-par 66 to take the second round lead for a total of 10-under, a shot ahead of three-time Asian Tour winner Chapchai Nirat of Thailand.

Chopra played his entire second round on Saturday and finished his bogey-fee round in the nick of time before the sirens signalled an afternoon delay that stopped play for almost three hours at the Horizon Hills Golf and Country Club.

"I'm very lucky to be able to putt out on the last. I'll get another afternoon off and watch it rain. It was almost similar on the first day where we were the last group to finish," said Chopra, a twice winner on the PGA Tour.

"I was on the good side of the draw this time but I've been on the bad side before. It all evens out but it is definitely an advantage."

Nirat, who recently became a father, also carded a blemish-free round of five-under 67 on Saturday and will be close on the heels of Chopra.

"I want a good result for my new born son, who we welcomed in our family last week," he told reporters.

"It doesn't matter if I win or not but I want to play well for him. It has been quite a while since I saw my name on top the leaderboard."

Filipino Antonio Lascuna, India's S.S.P. Chowrasia, Australia's Unho Park and David Lipsky of the United States are a shot behind tied for third at the Asian Tour's season-ending event.

Spain's Sergio Garcia, ranked number 20 in the world, and three-times Asian Tour Order of Merit winner Thongchai Jaidee were in a pack of six players, three shots behind the leaders on seven-under.

Marcus Fraser (68) remained on course to be the first Australian to win the Asian Tour Order of Merit by taking a two shot lead against current leader Thaworn Wiratchant going into the final 18 holes on Sunday.

Thailand's Wiratchant, who won the Order of Merit in 2005, is ahead of Fraser by $25 000 in the race but felt the scale has tipped in favour of the Australian.

"He has a good short game. He is putting really well. I think he has a strong chance of winning," the 15-times winner on the Asian Tour said.

"I was feeling tired last night but now I'm feeling better. We have to see what happens tomorrow."

LEADING SECOND-ROUND SCORES

134 - Daniel CHOPRA (SWE) 68-66.

135 - Chapchai NIRAT (THA) 68-67.

136 - Antonio LASCUNA (PHI) 68-68, Unho PARK (AUS) 65-71, S.S.P. CHOWRASIA (IND) 67-69, David LIPSKY (USA) 63-73.

137 - Scott BARR (AUS) 72-65, Thongchai JAIDEE (THA) 66-71, Sergio GARCIA (ESP) 68-69, Felipe AGUILAR (CHI) 67-70, Angelo QUE (PHI) 67-70, Shiv KAPUR (IND) 67-70.

Selected scores

138 - Marcus FRASER (AUS) 70-68.

140 - Thaworn WIRATCHANT (THA) 71-69

Shop

The big miss
The big miss - My Years Coaching Tiger Woods
R296.00
Think like a Caddie...Play like a Pro
Golf's Top Caddies Reveal Their Winning Strategies
R238.00
Gary Player
Golf's Global Ambassador from South Africa to Augusta
R251.83
Wilson Pro Staff Junior
Wilson Pro Staff Junior Package Set Age 11-14 Junior
R1140.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Live Video Streaming

Pre Season Friendly - Sl Benfica v Athletic Bilbao
Athletics - Day 5
Gymnastics - Artistic: Men's Rings Final
Wrestling - Women's 55/63kg & Men's 66/84kg Finals

Latest Video Highlights

Sports Talk



Michael Todt
The ageless wonder
Okay, so a day or two after South African golf fans finally have a significant win to celebrate, it...

The Open, with Glenmorangie
England's Rose
There’s no getting around the fact that it’s been a pretty dismal year for English sports fans. Or...