April 18: Sweden’s Rikard Karlberg made up grounds at the Maybank Malaysian Open when he posted a flawless three-under-par 69 to take a share of 18th place with his two-day total of three-under-par 141. Starting the day in tied-45th place after an opening 72, the Black Mountain sponsored player played steadily with an outward 36. His round then came to life in his homeward run when he birdied 10, 14 and 17. The Swede trails former world number one Lee Westwood by 10 shots going into the weekend rounds. The
Englishman once again dominated the day’s proceeding and maintained his lead after adding a 66 to his opening 65. Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee signed for a 72 to take a share of 25th place while Jazz Janewattananond made the cut right on the bubble with a 72. American Berry Henson meanwhile made the early exit after signing for a 74.