Taipei: Thai golfer Thaworn Wiratchant showcased his short-game prowess when he seized the second round lead with a five-under-par 67 at the USD 500,000 Tournament Players Championship (TPC) in Taipei on Friday.
Thaworn, the reigning Asian Tour Order of Merit winner, overcame his poor iron shots with a master class display around the greens at the Linkou International Golf and Country Club. He leads by one-shot on eight-under-par 136 from Asian Development Tour (ADT) graduate Hsu Mong-nan (68) of Chinese Taipei and India's Chiragh Kumar (in pic), who battled to a 69 despite struggling with flu.
Asian Tour Qualifying School winner Chan Kim of the United States carded a flawless 68 to sit in fourth on 138 while Tim Stewart of Australia was a further shot back. Overnight leader Thitiphun Chuayprakong of Thailand slipped down the leaderboard to tied ninth after shooting a disappointing 76.