MALAYSIA’s Gavin Green birdied the final hole for a six-under 65 and a one-stroke lead after the second round of the Manila Southwoods Championship on Thursday in Carmona, Cavite.
Mhark Fernando remained bogey-free after a second-round 67 and shared second spot with John Jackson of the US and Thailand’s Pijit Petchkasem.
Green stood at 131, while Fernando had four birdies to move to 10-under 132.
Jackson also moved to 10-under after a sizzling 64 and Pijit forced a three-way tie for second after a second-straight 66.
Jackson jumped from joint 14th to joint second. Starting his round on the back nine, Jackson hit three straight birdies from No. 13 and made four birdies on his final nine holes.
Fernando and Jackson stood two strokes ahead of Singapore’s Deng Shan Koh in the event co-sanctioned by the Asian Development Tour and Philippine Golf Tour.
Koh also shot a 64, hitting eight birdies against a lone bogey for a 134 total in the US$60,000 tournament offering a top prize of US$10,500 (around P485,000).
Miguel Tabuena added a 66 to his opening 72 for a 138 aggregate in the tournament sponsored by International Container Terminal Services, Inc. and backed by Custom Clubmakers, adidas, KZG, Sharp, Summit, Srixon, Pacsports, TaylorMade and Champion.