Hua Hin, Thailand, January 17:
Sweden’s Johan Edfors, a Black Mountain Golf Club sponsored player, enjoyed another consistent run in the second round of the King’s Cup Golf Hua Hin on Friday.
The dashing Swedish star fired a three-under-par 69 for a five-under-par 139 total to trail clubhouse leader Mo Joong-kyung of Korea by three shots at the US$1 million Asian Tour event played at the Black Mountain Golf Club.
Edfors, winner of the 2009 Black Mountain Masters, put his home course knowledge to good use on a day where swirling winds made it difficult for players at the challenging Black Mountain course.
He turned in with a brilliant four-under-par 32 before adding two more birdies on holes one and two but was blown off course as he dropped three shots on his way home.
“I holed a few putts in the middle of my round. I played just as good as yesterday and gave myself lots of chances out there. It was a disappointing finish but otherwise I hit a lot of good shots,” said Edfors, who owns a villa at Black Mountain that overlooks the 11th hole.
“If I can continue to give myself chances like what I did today, and hole those putts, I should be in a good position come Sunday. I hope the winds stay up as I don’t think the scores are going to be lower than 12 or 13 under-par so that is pretty manageable,” he added.
Berry Henson of the United States recovered from his opening round 76 with an impressive 68 on day two to put himself safely inside the halfway cut.
Fred Andersson Hed of Sweden struggled in a round of 75 to share 46th position while Pelle Edberg of Sweden and Thailand’s Jazz Janewattananond are currently on the bubble of the halfway cut as they sit in tied 63rd position on 146.