Jazz, Sutijet claim halfway lead at Singha Chiangmai Open

August 7, Chiangmai: In-form duo JazzJanewattananond and Sutijet Kooratanapisan of Thailandeclipsed more fancied challengers to edge two shots clear after the second round of the Singha

Chiangmai Open on Friday.

Teenager Janewattananond, who has been knocking on the door of a breakthrough win this season,stormed to a superb 63 while Sutijet, thejoint overnight leader, added a 67 to his opening 64 in the

ASEAN PGA Tour event at Mae Jo Golf Resort & Spa.

The duo are on 11-under 131 and lead by two from 2014 ASEAN PGA Tour number one GunnCharoenkul, current moneylist leader Prayad Marksaeng and Tawan Phongphun.

Gunn, joint top with Sutijet and amateur Napong Sriprasit overnight, slipped back with a 69 that includedhis first bogey of the tournament at the 12th hole.

Veteran Prayad, victorious in the Singha Pattaya Open on the ASEAN PGA Tour in March, shot a 67 tomake up some ground with Tawan igniting his title challenge thanks to a rollercoaster 65, two bogeys

taking a bit of shine off his eight birdies.

Napong failed to maintain his charge, an even par 71 seeing him fall down the leaderboard.
Nineteen-year-old Janewattananond, who had top-five finishes in OneAsia’s Singha CorporationThailand Open and the Queen’s Cup on the Asian Tour in June, found his rhythm early with three

birdies in the opening four holes and after dropping a shot at the eighth, he reeled off six more birdies.

Sutijet, who has registered three top-six finishes on the Asian Development Tour this season, collectedfive birdies against one dropped shot.

Multiple winner Thaworn Wiratchant is three shots off the pace after shooting a 69 while defendingchampion Chapchai Nirat is seven strokes behind the leaders following a 70.

The Singha Chiangmai Open is jointly sanctioned by the ASEAN PGA Tour and the All Thailand Golf
Tour.131 – Sutijet KOORATANAPISAN (THA) 64 67, Jazz JANEWATTANANOND (THA) 68 63
133 – Tawan PHONGPHUN (THA) 68 65, Prayad MARKSAENG (THA) 66 67, Gunn CHAROENKUL (THA) 64 69
134 – Natthapong NIYOMCHON (THA) 65 69, Panuphol PITTAYARAT (THA) 65 69, Namchok TANTIPOKHAKUL (THA) 69 65, Tichakorn SAWADDEE (THA) 66 68, Thaworn WIRATCHANT (THA) 65 69
135 – POH Swee Kiat Johnson (SIN) 67 68, Napong SRIPARSIT (am) (THA) 64 71, Songthum ANUSASANANUN (THA) 68 67, Piya SWANGARUNPORN (THA) 68 67