Malaysian Open: Havisch paces Australian Kevin as Gavin misses the cut

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 16 (Bernama) — V. Kavish Varman held the home flag high on the second day of the Malaysia Open Golf Championship today, posting a 13-under 129 to share the lead with Australia’s Kevin Yuan.

Kabish, 23, posted a 6-under 65 in the second round, while Kevin ran through the course with a 7-under 64 at The Mines Resort & Golf Club in Seri Kembangan today. Gavin Kyle Green was one of the front runners yesterday, but he exploded with a 5-over 76 and missed the cut with a two-day total of 2-under 140.

Kavish was overjoyed with six birdies, three each on the front and back nine.

“My round went according to plan…it wasn’t the easiest round today as it was a bit windy and I was struggling with the numbers. I was patient and going for one birdie every three holes. But I achieved exactly that, so I’m pretty happy with myself.

“It’s a great feeling to be competing, not to mention being Malaysian, and winning the National Open is like winning a major for me. So I’m really looking forward to the weekend,” he said. told reporters.

But there’s still a long way to go, especially when large groups lurk within range.

The closest player, just one stroke behind, was American John Catlin, who shot a 6-under 65 for the second year in a row for a total of 12-under 130.

Four golfers are tied at 11-under 131, two strokes apart, while the remaining four, including Malaysia’s Ervin Chan and overnight tie for first place Jazz Janewattananon, are just three strokes behind the leader at 10-under 132. The difference is approaching.

The leaderboard is very close, with six golfers, including last night’s co-leader Veer Ahlawat (India), just four strokes behind at 9-under 133, and 11 others tied at 8-under 134.

One of the surprises of the day was Irvin. He shot an impressive 9-under 62, including two eagles on the 11th and 15th holes, and tied for seventh with six birdies, including his only bogey.

“One of my main focuses today was to hit a lot of greens and give myself a lot of birdie opportunities. I put that into practice today and made the most of it.

“My goal for tomorrow is to keep the momentum going and continue to give myself more opportunities,” Irvin said.

The cut-off mark was set at 5-under 137, with 69 out of 150 golfers set to compete over the weekend, including Malaysia’s Jeremiah Kim Lung Kwan, who shot 5-under 137 to tie for 50th place. Has entered.

— Bernama



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