STRESS-FREE JAMES BYRNE GOES FIVE CLEAR IN MALAYSIA AT 15-UNDER-PAR: Scottish Golf View

April 26, 2013 · uncategorized

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Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia, April 26: James Byrne of Scotland shot a superb seven-under-par 65 to take a commanding five-shot lead in the second round of the PGM LADA Langkawi Masters today.
The former Walker Cup star from Banchory, near Aberdeen traded nine birdies against two bogeys for 15-under-par 129 to lead over Phuket-based Canadian Lindsay Renolds, who also shot a 65, at the RM200,000 (approximately US$65,000) Asian Development Tour (ADT) event.
Overnight leader Nils Floren of Sweden shot a 72 to slip back for a share of third place with Japan’s Mitsuhiko Hashizume (67) on 135, six shots behind Byrne.
The powerful Byrne snared 17 birdies in two days at the Gunung Raya Golf Resort but he will not take his impressive lead for granted.
“I’m just focusing and playing one shot at a time. I think my scores reflect how focussed and relaxed I’m. When you are not playing well you tend to get stressed out and anxious. Being stress free is definitely the key to why I’ve been playing so well,” said Byrne.

LEADING SECOND-ROUND TOTALS
Par 144 (2×72)
129 James BYRNE (SCO) 64 65
134 Lindsay RENOLDS (CAN) 69 65
135 Nils FLOREN (SWE) 63 72, Mitsuhiko HASHIZUME (JPN) 68 67
136 Malcolm KOKOCINSKI (SWE) 64 72, HSIEH Tung-shu (TPE) 68 68, Wasin SRIPATTRANUSORN (THA) 67 69
137 R. Nachimuthu (MAS) 70 67, LAM Chih Bing (SIN) 70 67, Ian KEENAN (ENG) 70 67, Anthony KANG (USA) 67 70, LEE Shih-hung (TPE) 68 69, Nicholas FUNG (MAS) 66 71, Jakraphan PREMSIRIGORN (THA) 73 64
138 David PALM (SWE) 70 68, YANG Fei-hao (TPE) 70 68
139 Clement RAMEAUX (FRA) 72 67, Shaaban HUSSIN (MAS) 70 69
140 Darren TAN (AUS) 69 71, Pasavee LERTVILAI (THA) 68 72, Iain STEEL (MAS) 71 69

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