Guan Tian Lang extends lead in Asia-Pacific Amateur ChampionshipsSaturday, November 03 2012 by SNTV
With a place at next year's US Masters at stake, the amateurs from the region were keen to show their best in the second round of Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship in Thailand on Friday.
14-year-old Guan Tian Lang is looking good for a place in this years masters, after following his first round 66 with another spectacular round- an eight-under 64.
Guan, who was an early starter on Friday, played some dazzling shots to put a little distance between himself and his rivals.
Even when Guan was in trouble, as he was at the par-five seventh hole, the Chinese teenager pulled off a brilliant fourth shot that found the hole for another spectacular birdie.
Guan sits on 16-under overall for a five-shot lead heading into the weekend.
Oliver Goss of Australia has been in great form recently, last week he becamse the first amateur in 21 years to win the Western Australian Open.
Goss showed what he is capable of with a bogey-free, seven-under-par round of 65.
Goss is tied for second place alongside local boy Prin Sirisommai, who fired an equally impressive 65, with this putt on 15 one of his best moments.
Two-time defending champion Hideki Matsuyama was in some discomfort after he played this chip from the bushes at the 12th hole. The 20-year-old Japanese struggled with his swing after that shot but still carded a fantastic eagle on the 15th after this chip-in.
Matsuyama finished with a three-under-par round of 69 and a share of seventh place on four-under.
But it's the Chinese teenager who hogs all of the headlines at the half-way stage.
Guan Tian Lang extends lead in Asia-Pacific Amateur ChampionshipsSaturday, November 03 2012