South African Justin Harding and South Korean teenager Kim Joo-hyung were joint leaders after the second round of the Asian Tour’s International Series England.
Harding, a two-time winner on the Asian Tour, climbed to six under par for the tournament to bury the frustrations of a bogey-bogey finish to his opening round.
“I’m in a good spot. I was a bit grumpy after yesterday’s finish – I felt like if I’d got in at three under par I would’ve been happy,” the 36-year-old said.
“I hit a lot of good shots today. I made a couple of putts but felt like I gave myself a bucket load of chances. It could’ve been a little bit better had a few gone in – but I’m happy where I’m at tournament-wise.”
Harding was joined on six under by Kim, last season’s Asian Tour No 1 who tagged a 69 to his opening effort of 67.
“I wish I had a couple more, but I felt like I played pretty solid for the first two days – and you can’t win it today,” the 19-year-old said.
Hot on their heels, one behind, is Kosuke Hamamoto (65) and Kasidit Lepkurte (70) from Thailand, Zimbabwe’s Scott Vincent (68), South African Neil Schietekat (68), India’s Shiv Kapur (70) and first-round leader Chang Wei-lun from Taiwan (72).
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