Blistering Kuchar jumps into
Singapore lead after birdie binge
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[January 18, 2020]
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Matt
Kuchar will take a three-shot lead into the final round of the
Singapore Open following his blistering nine-under-par 62 at the
Sentosa Golf Club on Saturday.
The Rio Olympic bronze medalist sank four birdies in his front nine
and five in his inner-nine for a three-day total of 17-under-par
"I got off to a great start with birdies in the first two holes,"
said the American whose round would have been the course record if
not for the preferred lies ruling at the Serapong Course.
"I continued to play some good steady golf, took advantage of the
par-fives again and it was a great day."
Defending champion Jazz Janewattananond carded 67 to share the
second place with Philippines’ Miguel Tabuena, who posted 66.
"A very slow start today as nothing was really going my way in my
front-nine, but I am still happy with four-under," said Jazz.
Jazz is bidding to be only the second player, after Australian Adam
Scott, to defend the title in Singapore but is aware of the
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Matt Kuchar looks on at the ninth hole during the second round of
the Sony Open in Hawaii golf tournament at Waialae Country Club.
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"It would be great, but Kuchar’s in for it right now and I see his
score and it will be fun tomorrow. Let’s see if I can perform my
best tomorrow," added the Thai.
Former world number one Justin Rose carded 68 to lie sixth at
(Reporting by Amlan Chakraborty in New Delhi; Editing by Frances
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