New South Welshman, Travis Smyth, has continued his good recent form to be tied for 10th and five shots from the leader and defending champion, Jazz Janewattananond, at the SMBC Singapore Open at the Serapong Course at the Sentosa Golf Club.
Smyth’s recent form includes a runner-up finish at the NSW Open and top twenties at the Australian PGA Championship and Hong Kong Open and a round of 68 on Friday in the Asian / Japan Tour event continued that trend
Andrew Dodt is the next best of the Australasians in the field, the Queenslander just one behind Smyth and tied for 13th.
Victorians, Matthew Griffin and David Micheluzzi. also made the cut in the US$1 million event.
The leader, Janewattananond of Thailand, led the Asian Tour money list by some margin in 2019 and is generally considered the brightest prospect amongst the emerging players in Asia.
The closing nine of 31 swept him to a one-shot lead over Joohyung Kim and Miguel Tabuena but just one-shot further back are heavyweights Matt Kuchar and Justin Rose.
“It makes me really happy to be back here to play in the course that I won in a year ago,” said Jazz.
“There are still two more days and anything can happen. There are a lot of good players here. Kuchar and Rose are still within reach and I will just stick to my plan and hopefully will take a win for the weekend.
“Today I struggled at the start, was a bit shaky but I found the groove after and managed to get it done quite right. I just try to hit it better than this over the weekend. I mean, yesterday I hit better than this.”