Korean 1-2 punch in Jialize early going
2017-08-19It seems the infamous lengthy of the this week’s China tour hosting course presentd less problems to some players in special a korean by the name of Jaewon Lee, who led the field after 1st round with 64 in the Jialize resort. Another Korean Rak Hyun Cho, along with Bryden Macpherson from Australia, Shun Yat Hak from HK and Chinese young gun Lin Yu Xin tied in 2nd place with 3 strokes back.
The early goner last week by only 1 stroke in Yulongwan, jaewon Lee today started with 3-putt, however, that was tha only stroke he dropped all day, and he scored 9 birdies on the way to his comfortable leading.
“I am so happy and have no complain for my performance.” Jaewon also told the press the key to his mastery was his preparation. He spent more time to practise in Jialize resort after missing the cut last week.
Hongkong player Shun Yat had his best round of the year so far and made charge from No.11 to 13 holes with 3 consecutive birdies. “if there is one area needs to be better, that is the putting.”Shun Yat missed a few short putts.
Same putting problems occurred to the Bryden, the tour winner in Beijing stop in June,who had 4 birdie and 1 neagle. “this course is more difficult to play than last week’s course, the fairway is narrower.”
Lin Yuxin surprised a lot of people when he reached the top of the leaderboard after 13 holes, only to be drawed back after scored double bogeys in 14th and 18th hole.
Local boy Zhang Huling posted a 68, tied in 6th place with Japanese Okada and Chinese veteran Wu Hongfu, who moonlighted as a broadcaster in last week’s telecasting.