Patcharajutar, Rungthiwa share lead

Patcharajutar, Rungthiwa share lead

Patcharajutar Kongkrapan and Rungthiwa Pangjan shared a three-shot lead after the second round of the Singha-SAT Thai LPGA tournament yesterday.

Three strokes off the pace after the opening round, Patcharajutar fired a two-under-par 70 in the season opener at Panya Golf Club.

Her two-day score of 138 pushed her to the top of the leaderboard along with Rungthiwa who struggled with a 73 after her brilliant 65 in the first round.

Three strokes behind on third was Titiya Pluckstaporn who shot a 70 for 141.

Although she was a joint leader, Patcharajutar was not completely happy with her overall performance.

"My shots were not so great but I was lucky that I could make some long putts," said the Khon Kaen native who made five birdies, one bogey and a double bogey at the 15th hole.

Patcharajutar hoped that her experience from winning two titles on the Thai LPGA Tour would help her claim her third today.

Rungthiwa said that she made a lot of mistakes particularly her tee shots and also picked a wrong club in a couple of holes.

"I am disappointed. I should have done better," she said.

"In the final round, I will be more aggressive and also be careful."

Thidapa Suwannapura stayed fourth on 142 after a 70.

Thanaporn Kongkiatkrai and Nontaya Srisawang, who both fired 70s, shared fifth.

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