Jakarta, December 6 - Padraig Harrington of Ireland struggled to take advantage of the calm morning conditions on Saturday as he tied for the second round lead with Thanyakon Khrongpha at the Bank BRI Indonesia Open.
The three-time Major winner was five-under through 12-holes on Friday which included an opening eagle before the halfway stage of the US$750,000 Asian Tour event was suspended due to inclement weather.
With a 4.50am morning call, Harrington returned to the Damai Indah Golf, Pantai Indah Kapuk Course to finish with six straight pars for a 12-under-par 130 total which matched Thanyakon’s efforts yesterday.
“It was nice conditions and obviously I would like to make a few birdies this morning. But that happens and thankfully it was only six holes. Hopefully I will hit it a bit closer and make a few putts in the afternoon,” said Harrington.
Nathan Holman of Australia was a further two shots back following an impressive 63 while Jarin Todd after matching Thanyakon’s efforts of 63, while Scott Hend and Jarin Todd of the United States shot identical 64s for a 133 total.
The Indonesian squad was able to fight back when Johannes Dermawan (71) as well as amateurs tirto Tamardi (70) and Fadhli Rahman Soetarso (73) where able to score enough birdies to make it into the weekend, together with George Gandranata (68) and Jordan Irawan (67) who already finished their round on Friday.
The halfway cut was set at one-over-par 143 with a total of 72 players qualifying for the weekend rounds. Title holder Gaganjeet Bhullar crashed out from the event after finishing two shots over the mark.
Scores after round 2 of the Bank BRI Indonesia Open (Par 71):
(Indonesian unless stated, A denotes amateur)
130 – Thanyakon KHRONGPHA (THA) 67-63, Padraig HARRINGTON (IRL) 64-66
132 – Nathan HOLMAN (AUS) 69-63
133 – Jarin TODD (USA) 69-64, Scott HEND (AUS) 69-64
134 – Kalem RICHARDSON (AUS) 63-71
135 – Thitiphun CHUAYPRAKONG (THA) 69-66
136 – WANG Jeung-hun (KOR) 70-66, Sam BRAZEL (AUS) 68-68, Bryce EASTON (RSA) 67-69, Scott BARR (AUS) 69-67
137 – George GANDRANATA 69-68
138 - Jordan IRAWAN 71-67
140 - Tirto TAMARDI (A) 70-70
142 - Fadhli Rahman SOETARSO (A) 69-73
143 - Johannes DERMAWAN 72-71
Missing the cut:
144 - Jamel ONDO 75-69
146 - William SJAICHUDIN 77-69, Andik MAULUDIN 72-74
147 - Kurnia Herisiandy SANTOSO 77-70
149 - Ian ANDREW 76-73, Junaidi IBRAHIM 74-75
150 - Rinaldi ADIYANDONO 76-74, Fahmi REZA 76-74
151 - Calvin ALAN (A) 79-72
152 - Indra HERMAWAN 74-78, I Ketut SUGIARTA 78-74
153 - Zaki AULIYAN (A) 73-80
154 - Joshua Andrew WIRAWAN 79-75, Dominikus GLENN (A) 78-76
155 - Bramantio ADI 79-76
156 - Cahyo ADHITOMO (A) 76-80, Kevin C. AKBAR (A) 80-76
157 - Anugerah BAGINDA (A) 79-78, Rizchy SUBEKTI (A) 77-80, Asep CAPRIE 74-83
158 - Fajar WINURYANTO 80-78
161 - Asep SAEFULLOH 81-80
162 - Ramadhan ALWIE 83-79
168 - Jon CAHYADI (A) 83-85, Rafa SALMUN (A) 85-83