HEAVY rain again disrupted play in the US$200,000 Volvo Masters of
Malaysia at the Kota Permai Golf and Country Club in Shah Alam yesterday.
But not before Eric Meeks of US and Danny Zarate of the Philippines were
able to complete their second rounds and take the clubhouse lead.
Meeks fired a six-under 66 to lie seven under for the Omega Tour event
along with Zarate who returned four-under 68.
Myanmar's Zow Moe was also seven under but still had nine holes
remaining when play was called off for the day at 4.45. Seventy-two other
golfers have also yet to finish their game.
Asian PGA executive director Ramlan Harun said they will continue the
abandoned matches today and see how the proceedings goes.
"We are hoping to have full rounds," said Ramlan.
"If you hit into the right places on this course then you can score
well, if you don't then you are in trouble. In the first round I did not
find the right places and got nowhere but that thought me how to play the
course," said Meeks.
Meeks is still looking for his first win in Asia despite numerous second
place finishes in the region over the past few seasons.
LEADING 2nd rd scores: (72 golfers still to complete 2nd round due to
rain) 137 Eric Meeks (US) 71-66, Danny Zarate (Phi) 69-68; 138 Choi Kyung-
ju (S. Kor) 68-70, Wang Ter-chang (Tai) 68-70, Chung Joon (S. Kor) 65-73;
139 Chris Williams (Eng) 71-68, Mardan Mamat (Sin) 69-70, Boonchu Ruangkit
(Thai) 66-73; 141 Peter Teravainen (US) 72-69, Mo Joong-kyung (S. Kor) 72-
69, Gerry Norquist (US) 71-70, Anthony Kang (S. Kor) 71-70, Dominique
Boulet (HK) 70-71; 142 Chang Tse-peng (Tai) 70-72; 143 Lin Chih-chen (Tai)
74-69, Lin Chien-bing (Tai) 72-71, Rob Huxtable (US) 70-73, Chen Tsang-te
(Tai) 70-73, Yeh Wei-tze (Tai) 69-74.
144 Lu Wen-teh (Tai) 73-71, Gaurav Ghei (Ind) 73-71, Vivek Bhandari
(Ind) 72-72, Andrew Bonhomme (Aus) 71-73, Kim Wan-tae (S. Kor) 71-73; 145
Yuji Kurita (Jpn) 75-70, Dan Cruz (Phi) 71-74; 146 Tomoharu Ozaki (Jpn)
79-67, Jamnian Chitprasong (Thai) 76-70, Christian Pena (US) 76-70, Rob
Willis (Aus) 74-72, Yasuhiro Taguchi (Jpn) 74-72, Kenny Walker (Scot) 74-
72, Hsu Mong-nan (Tai) 74-72, P. Gunasegaran (Mas) 73-73, Simon Yates
(Scot) 72-74, Jamaluddin Bador (Mas) 72-74, Thammanoon Sriroj (Thai) 71-
75, Toru Kinoshita (Jpn) 68-78.
147 Lin Wen-tang (Tai) 74-73, Lai Hung-lin (Tai) 74-73, Kim Seung-il (S.
Kor) 74-73; 148 Tatsuya Kihara (Jpn) 79-69, Nozomi Kawahara (Jpn) 75-73,
Nandasena Perera (S. Lanka) 75-73, Clay Devers (US) 75-73, Simon Owen (NZ)
75-73, Marciano Pucay (Phi) 75-73, Aaron Meeks (US) 74-74, Shahizul Ahmad
149 M. Murugiah (Sin) 75-74, Kim Tae-hoon (S. Kor) 75-74, M. Ramayah
(Mas) 75-74, Yasunobu Kuramoto (Jpn) 73-76, Norio Shinozaki (Jpn) 72-77;
150 Uttam Singh Mundy (Ind) 76-74, Zhang Lian-wei (Ch) 75-75; 151 Ahmad
Jamil (Mas) 78-73.
152 Hajime Tanaka (Jpn) 78-74, Nazamuddin Yusof (Mas) 75-77, Thaworn
Wiratchant (Thai) 75-77; 153 Amandeep Johl (Ind) 78-75; 154 Suthep
Bunpimuck (Thai) 80-74, Din Nor (Mas) 78-76, Norio Matsuki (Jpn) 73-81;
155 Rusli Johari (Mas) 79-76.
156 V. Supphavarangoon (Thai) 78-78, Moon Choon-bok (S. Kor) 77-79; 157
Jee Tae-hwa (S. Kor) 76-81; 158 Andrew Morrow (Aus) 77-81; 159 Tahir
Ismail (Mas) 82-77; 160 Soe Kyaw Naing (Myan) 79-81; 167 V. Nellan (Mas)