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Phl golfers encounter rough spot in China

After a 68 during opening day, the country’s top amateur tallied a two-day total of 138.

HANGZHOU — Clyde Mondilla failed to sustain his opening-round fire and although shooting two-under-par, slid to a share of 13th place Friday in the Hangzhou Asian Games men’s golf competition at the West Lake Golf Villa.

Mondilla’s 70 gave him a two-day total of 135, 13 strokes off runaway leader Kho Taichi of Hong Kong who carded a blistering 60 for 18-under 122.

Kho, who sees action in the Asian Tour, leads by six shots Korean teenage amateur Jang Yubin who fashioned out a 67.

Rianne Malixi signed up a 70 on Friday to slide to 9th place, six shots behind the leader in the women’s action.

After a 68 during opening day, the country’s top amateur tallied a two-day total of 138.

Thailand’s Arpichaya Tubol is at first place at 132 following a scorching 65 in Day 2. At joint second place one shot away were China’s major champion World No. 1 Yin Ruoning, and India’s Ashok Aditi following identical 66s.

Lois Kaye Go sputtered with a 76. The 2019 Indonesia Asiad champion team member missed the cut.

The defending champion Phl women’s team was set back and is now at 9th with a 286 total.

Far, far away is China on top spot with 267. Thailand is one shot away, while Indian is currently at third place with a 272.

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