Jan 27, 2017: Yusaku Miyazato of Japan fired a seven-under-par 64 to seize the early lead in the on-going second round at the US$750,000 Leopalace21 Myanmar Open on Friday. India’s Shiv Kapur and Shubhankar reached the halfway stage in T12 and T18 respectively.
The 36-year-old Miyazato remains bogey-free after 36 holes as he leads on 11-under-par 131, three shots ahead of Keith Horne of South Africa at the event sanctioned by the Asian Tour and Japan Golf Tour.
Shiv Kapur added one-under-70 to his first round 67 to finish the day just outside the top ten.
He scored 3 birdies at the 4th, 9th and 14th holes. Shiv conceded shots at the 13th and 17th to finish in T12 at a 36 hole total of five-under-137.
Shubhankar Sharma made a massive 21 spot jump, climbing to T18 from being 39th overnight.
Sharma fired 4 birdies with his only bogey coming at the 18th hole. Shubhankar scored three-under-68 to end the day tied in 18th place with a 36 hole score of four-under 138.
Miguel Tabuena of the Philippines posted a 69 to tie in third place alongside Masahiro Kawamura, who shot a solid 65 to trail the leader by five shots at the Pun Hlaing Golf Club.
He hopes to continue his consistent run where he has yet to drop a shot after two rounds.
Horne, an Asian Tour regular, stayed within touching distance of the leader when he birdied three in his opening five holes.
The 45-year-old South African veteran is searching for his first victory on the Asian Tour after playing in 136 tournaments in the region since 2003.
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