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Koreas Han Australias Sherratt lead Asian Amateur

asian amatuer golf logoJordan Sherratt of Australia and Han Chang-wundeon of Korea share the 36-hole lead at the inaugural Asian Amateur Championship after finishing Round 2 Friday at 9-under 135 at Mission Hills Golf Club’s World Cup Course in China.

Sherratt tied the low round of the day with a 5-under 67 to take the clubhouse lead in the morning session, before being joined late in the day by Han, who added a 69 to his opening 66.

The inaugural tournament offers an invitation to the 2010 Masters Tournament as a reward for the champion, with both the winner and the runner(s)-up earning places in International Final Qualifying for The Open Championship being played next year at St Andrews.
New Zealander Peter Spearman-Burn trails by two after shooting 68, while the Phillipines’ Mhark Fernando is alone in fourth three shots back.
Three players share fifth, including India’s Rashid Khan, who has twice won the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final at Mission Hills, Korean Song Tae-hoon and another Filipino, Antonio Asistio. A total of 60 players qualified for weekend play, with the cut coming at 5-over 149.

After opening with an amateur course record of 65, overnight leader Han Ren struggled to a 78 in Round 2 and is tied for 17th.

T1    Sherratt, Jordan     Australia    68    67    135
T1    Han, Chang-Won     South Korea    66    69    135
3    Spearman-Burn, Peter     New Zealand    69    68    137
4    Fernando, Mhark     Philippines    67    71    138
T5    Khan, Rashid     India    71    69    140
T5    Song, Tae-Hoon     South Korea    71    69    140
T5    Asistio, Antonio     Philippines    69    71    140
T8    Huang, Wenyi     China    74    67    141
T8    Lam, Steven     Hong Kong    71    70    141
T10    Chun, Eric     South Korea    74    68    142
T10    Hu, Mu     China    72    70    142
T10    Sripattranusorn, Wasin     Thailand    71    71    142
T10    Giles, Matthew     Australia    71    71    142
T10    Yoon, Jung-Ho     South Korea    70    72    142
T10    Hung, Chien-Yao     Chinese Taipei    70    72    142
T10    Ismail, Mohd Iszaimi     Malaysia    70    72    142