Jazz scores an ace but slips at Queen’s Cup

Black Mountain sponsored teenager Jazz Janewattananond endured a day of mixed fortunes as he saw his gallant opening round efforts which included a hole-in-one quickly erased with a tepid performance in the second round where he cared a three-over-par 74 at the Queen’s Cup on Friday.

Jazz was among 27 players who had to return in the morning to complete their first round after play was suspended due to darkness.

He earned the distinction of carding the tournament’s first hole-in-one at the par-3 15th before the sirens went off.

The Thai, who was one-over through 15 holes before play was suspended, came back strongly with a closing birdie on 18 to take a share of 22nd place, going into the second round.

However, the young Thai could not sustain his momentum and dropped three shots on holes four and 12 to sign for a two-day total of three-over-par 145.

Meanwhile another Black Mountain sponsored player Berry Henson of the United States continued to fly the flag for the club after he fired a flawless 68 to take a share of third place, one back of co-leaders Adam Gee of England and Sweden’s Mikael Lundberg at the Lyoness Open in Austria.

“Extremely happy with my clean round of 68 in first round of Lyoness Austrian Open. Stayed in the process so well today and played the last few holes best all year. Excited to get after it again in the morning,” wrote Henson in his Facebook post.