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Ali Kasim
Saturday, Sep 6, 2014

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Golf: Koh hangs on to slender lead

The New Paper | Ali Kasim | Saturday, Sep 6, 2014

Golfer Lam Chih Bing

He did not replicate his stellar first-round score of 65, but Koh Dengshan did just enough yesterday to stay in the lead of the Boustead Golf Open.

The 26-year-old carded a two-under 70 at Raffles Country Club's Palm course to remain one stroke ahead (135) of veteran Lam Chih Bing heading into the final round today.

The Raffles pro had a three-shot lead over Lam (right) heading to the 18th hole, but bogeyed on the final flag, while Lam sank a birdie to record a 70.

"My driver wasn't so good today but, thankfully, I putted well," said Koh.

"I may be familiar with the course, but it's still a tricky one - the greens are also quite difficult."

Vincent Khua and Mitchell Slorach shot the best scores of Round 2 with 69s, while Unho Park carded a 70 to remain in third place with a 138 total.

Koh, who turned pro three years ago, said he won't be nervous heading into today's final round, despite Lam breathing down his neck.

"I'm always on the lookout for Chih Bing whenever we play together," he said.

"He's won so many tournaments, I'm not surprised he's keeping this tournament close.

"I'll be relaxed tomorrow; take one shot at a time and see what happens."

The sixth event on the SPGA calendar also sees amateurs and senior professionals competing.

Alan Chang (148) leads former Singapore international Dino Kwek by two strokes in the seniors' section.


This article was first published on September 04, 2014.
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