Amateur golfers Foo & Ho drop back
Singapore's Gregory Foo and Joshua Ho could not follow up on their good opening rounds at the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship, slipping to 74 and 75 respectively in yesterday's second round at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in Incheon, South Korea.
They are both joint 21st at two-over 146, 12 shots behind Australian leader Brett Coletta (67). Singapore's other representatives made the cut too - Jesse Yap is tied for 38th on 149 after a fine round of 70, while James Leow shares 54th place with his second straight 76.
Liang can't build on good start
Singapore's top woman badminton player Liang Xiaoyu, seeded seventh in the Thailand Open in Bangkok, gave the home third seed Busanan Ongbamrungphan a good fight before going down in the quarter-finals last night.
Rio Olympian Liang took the first game 22-20 but subsequently went down 13-21 and then 12-21 in the decider in the 1hr 3min match.
Nothing separates Jang and Park
TAIPEI • South Korean golfers Jang Ha Na and Park Hee Young each shot their second consecutive three-under 69 yesterday to share the halfway lead in the second round of the LPGA Taiwan Championship.
Korean Ryu So Yeon (68), China's Feng Shanshan (69), South African Lee-Anne Pace (70) and Canada's Brooke Henderson (71) were tied in third place on 139 - a shot behind the leading pair.
Day out of World Cup, Aussie Open
MELBOURNE • World No. 1 Jason Day has been forced to withdraw from the World Cup of Golf and Australian Open next month due to a lingering back injury.
The 28-year-old has been told to rest completely until next season after tearing a ligament in his back, which put him out during last month's Tour Championship.