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Thai leads by one stroke in ICTSI Iloilo

/ 05:15 AM June 28, 2019

ILOILO–Thai Kammalas Namuangruk fired a two-under-par 68 on Thursday to wrest a one-stroke lead over a formidable quartet halfway through the ICTSI Iloilo Golf Challenge here.

Namuangruk gunned down four birdies against two bogeys over the old Sta. Barbara layout for a 36-hole, 134 aggregate and led Michael Bibat and Rene Menor, who shot a 70 and 66, respectively, and Spain’s Marcos Pastor and Australia’s Tim Stewart by one.

Juvic Pagunsan, shooting for a third straight title, was just three shots off after a 68 even as first round leader Makoto Iwasaki of Japan crashed and burned with a 76 to be six shots behind.

A total of 40 players made the final two rounds after the cut was pegged at 143.

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“I hit it well and my putting was relatively good although the greens are difficult,” the 27-year-old Namuangruk said.

Bibat shared the lead at one stretch with an eagle 3 on No. 4, only to fumble with three bogeys the rest of the way.

Pastor also submitted a 66 while Stewart shot a 68 built around five birdies.

He opened with a 67 on Wednesday.

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