Mena Tour: Tom Sloman sits on top at Laguna Phuket Challenge

A bunched leaderboard likely to see a photo finish on Thursday

Dubai: Tom Sloman (England) sits atop of the leaderboard after rounds of 63 and 65 (12-under par) after two rounds of the $75,000, 54-hole Laguna Phuket Challenge at the Par 70 Laguna Golf Phuket on the co-sanctioned Asian Development Tour (ADT) and MENA Tour event.

A total of 12 birdies and an eagle sums up the two days of fine golf in a rain-affected 36 holes, that sees Sloman take a two shot lead into tomorrow’s final round. Altogether 57 players made the cut which fell at one-under 139.

A bunched leaderboard after 36 holes is likely to see a photo finish with the title up for grabs on Thursday in this first of four events on the ‘Beautiful Thailand Swing.’

Joshua Grenville-Wood, the Dubai-based 25-year-old Englishman, had rounds of 67 and 68 with a total of 12 birdies to be tied 17th, seven back of the leader.

A two-tee start will take place on Thursday with play off tees 1 and 9 with times from 7.20 am – 8.59 in three-balls.

Leading scores

(Par 70. 70. 140).

T. Sloman (Eng) 63. 65. 128.

J. Alm (Swe). 66. 64. 130.

P. Supupramai (Thai) 67. 63. 130.

P. Ingkhapradit (Thai) 66. 66. 132.

H. Shin (South Korea) 66. 67. 133.

S. Sirithon (Thai) 68. 65. 133.

J. Yap (Sing) 64. 69. 133.

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