KARACHI: The Defence Raya Golf Championship — Pakistan’s first worldwide golf occasion in ten years — was hit by dangerous climate forcing the organisers to scale back it to fifty four holes.
Poosit Supupramai of Thailand tightened his grip on the climate-shortened occasion as he fired a second spherical 4-underneath-par sixty eight on Saturday.
Poosit returned this morning to finish 10 holes earlier than officers lowered the US$one hundred twenty,000 Asian Improvement Tour (ADT) occasion to fifty four holes after eight and a half hours of play was misplaced in three days as a result of fog.
The 24-yr-previous Poosit holds a two-shot benefit on eleven-beneath-par 133 as countryman Jakraphan Premsirigorn trails in second place on the Defence Raya Golf and Nation Membership.
Nattawat Suvajanakorn, additionally of Thailand, Malcolm Kokocinski of Sweden and Luke Pleasure of England shared third place, three photographs again of the chief Poosit within the inaugural ADT occasion.
Poosit was even-par in his first 9 holes however returned with three birdies and one eagle towards a bogey on his homeward 9 to place himself in prime place to win his first ADT title.
The third and remaining spherical began late afternoon and Poosit solely completed one gap earlier than play was referred to as off for the day at 5pm. It’ll resume once more at 10am on Sunday.
Event Director Chokchai Boonprasert stated extra fog delays are anticipated on Sunday which pressured the event committee to scale back the occasion to 3 rounds.
“The event has been affected by prolonged delays because of fog all through the week. We anticipate one other delay on Sunday and due to this, the choice was made by the event committee to scale back the occasion to fifty four holes. The choice was made in the perfect curiosity of the event and our ADT members,” stated Chokchai.
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