China’s Chen Zihao blazed a bogey-free 7 under-par 63 to explain a dual shot hall lead mid by a second spin of a PGA Tour China Series Clearwater Bay Open on Friday alongside compatriot Yuan Tian.
The 20-year-old Chan carded 5 birdies and an eagle in ideal scoring conditions during Clearwater Bay Golf Country Club to pass initial spin personality Alex Kang during nine-under overall.
“This year has been good, we always finish OK, though we am only looking for a win,” pronounced Chen, who is now seventh on a sequence of consequence after claiming dual runner-up finishes this year.
“I have put a lot of time into my putting as we wasn’t doing too good during a start of a year with a putter, so we altered my putting manager and that has given me a lot of confidence.”
Compatriot Yuan Tien also changed above Kang on a leaderboard with a four-under 66 to join Chan, with a American overnight personality third and dual shots adrift after a 69.
But Hong Kong’s Jason Hak Shun-yat is in risk of blank a median cut after slumping to a four-over-par second spin that contained a double and a triple bogey.
Hak was surpassing easily after battling behind to save a spin standard initial spin on Thursday and was three-under by 7 holes until a 22-year-old forsaken 5 shots in 3 holes around a turn.
He also carded a double spook during his penultimate hole of a day to pointer for a 74.