Wilson leads Thailand golf tournament

PHUKET, Thailand, March 2 (UPI) -- Oliver Wilson turned in a six-under-par 66 Friday and has a one-stroke lead after two rounds of the Johnnie Walker Classic golf tournament in Thailand.

Wilson is at 10-under-par 134 halfway through the tournament. Anton Haig moved into second place with a 64, a round of eight under that tied the course record set by Greg Norman in 1994.


Retief Goosen and James Nitties are tied for third at eight-under 136 as heat and high humidity toughened playing conditions.

Wilson had two birdies and eight pars through his first 10 holes but used an eagle on No. 11, a birdie on 14 and another eagle on the 15th hole to jump up the leader board. He faltered with a bogey on 18 but it was still good enough for the lead.

The 20-year-old Haig, playing the back nine first, opened his round Friday with a birdie and eagled the par 4 13th hole. He had two other birdies and a bogey before making the turn. He piled up four birdies and five pars on his second nine and tied the course record.


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