Jazz rocks in Singapore to boost title defence

Reuters Videos

SHOWS: SINGAPORE (JANUARY 17, 2020) (ASIAN TOUR MEDIA - MAXIMUM USE OF TWO MINUTES. NO USE 48 HOURS AFTER THE END OF THE ROUND. NO ARCHIVE. NO RESALE)

1. SCENIC

2. JAZZ JANEWATTANANOND HITS HIS TEE SHOT AT THE EIGHTH AND LANDS CLOSE TO THE PIN

Scroll to continue with content
Ad

3. JANEWATTANANOND SIN KS A BIRDIE PUTT AT THE 16TH

4. HENRIK STENSON SECOND SHOT TO THE NINTH

5. MIGUEL TABUENA BIRDIES THE 19TH

6. MATT KUCHAR'S SECOND SHOT TO THE SIXTH

7. KUCHAR BIRDIES THE SEVENTH

8. JOOHYUNG KIM'S SECOND SHOT TO THE 12TH

9. KIM BIRDIES THE 13TH

STORY: Jazz Janewattananond injected fresh momentum into his title defence at the Singapore Open with a second round six-under-par 65 on Friday (January 17) to grab a one-shot lead heading into day three.

The 2019 Asian Tour Order of Merit champion, beginning his round two shots off the pace, bogeyed the second hole before hitting three birdies on his front nine.

The Thai picked up four more shots on his back nine to be at 10-under-par 132 at the halfway stage but has Matt Kuchar and Justin Rose lurking two shots behind.

Philippines' Miguel Tabuena matched Jazz's 65 to share second place with Korean teen Joohyung Kim who hit a 66 at the Sentosa Golf Club.

Jazz is bidding to be the second player, after Australian Adam Scott, to defend the title.

American Kuchar placed himself into title contention with a round of 68.

Former world number one Rose hit a 66.

(Production: Jim Hatley)

What to Read Next