Thai Takes Lead in Indonesia


European TourJAKARTA, Indonesia -- Thaworn Wiratchant fired his second straight 7-under 63 Friday to take the lead during the second round of the Enjoy Jakarta Standard Chartered Indonesia Open. Wiratchant completed 36 holes at 14-under-par 126.
The second round, like the first, was suspended due to severe weather. The first round was completed earlier Friday. Sixty-four players will resume their second round Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m. local time. Third-round action will start no earlier than 10:00 a.m.
Nicolas Colsaerts carded an 8-under 62 to move into second place at 13-under-par 127. First-round co-leaders Arjun Atwal and Michael Hoey share third place at minus-10. Atwal has completed 13 holes of his second round, while Hoey is through nine holes.
Raphael Jacquelin (67), Adam Fraser (65) and Terry Pilkadaris (64) are tied for fifth place at 9-under-par 131. They were joined there by Chris Williams, who is through nine holes.
Wiratchant started his round on the back nine at Cengkareng Golf Club, but he did most of his damage on the front side. He birdied the 11th to get to eight- under. However, Wiratchant tripped to a bogey at the par-4 14th.
The Thailand native got that stroke back with a birdie at the par-4 18th. Wiratchant turned in on around the turn. He drained a birdie putt at the par-4 second.
Wiratchant made it two in a row as he birdied the third. He then birdied the par-4 fifth to move to minus-11. Wiratchant drained a birdie try at the eighth. At the par-5 ninth, his last, he holed a shot from 70 yards out for eagle to take the outright lead.
'It was a nice finish. I hit a good lob-wedge that skipped into the hole,' said Wiratchant. 'It was a long day. I had to come back to finish my first round this morning and had six holes to play. I got up at 5:00 a.m. and I'm feeling a bit tired now. But it is good to be at the top of the leaderboard and I'll do my best on the weekend.'
Colsaerts got off to a hot start with birdies at the first, fourth and fifth to quickly move to 9-under. The Belgium native closed a stellar front nine with birdies at the seventh and ninth.
The 22-year-old got to 12-under with a birdie at the par-4 11th. Colsaerts stumbled to his only bogey at the par-four 13th. He reeled off three birdies over his final four holes to climb into second place.
'I'm just really pleased with the way I played today,' said Colsaerts. 'Any week is good for me to play well as I will only have 15 tournaments this year with my category. If I can get some good results or win a tournament, I can get back on the main tour. That's my goal, to win something.'
Darren Griff, Terry Price, Satoshi Tomiyama and Daniel Alfredo Vancsik were tied in ninth place at 8-under-par 132. They were joined there by Mardan Mamat, Scott Barr and Shiv Kapur, who are still on the course.
Colin Montgomerie needs a win this week to jump into the top 50 in the world and thus gain claim an invitation to The Masters, where he has played every year since 1992. He has a lot of work to do as he stands on the projected cut line of 3-under par, as he has played 13 holes of his second round.
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