Hong Kong’s Jason Hak Shun-yat maintained a one shot lead at the halfway stage of the PGA Tour China Series’ Pingan Bank Open on Saturday after completing a weather-delayed bogey-free second round six-under-par 66 in Beijing.
Having only been able to complete 13 holes of his second round on Friday after lighting halted proceedings early, the 22-year-old returned on Saturday to add two further birdies to progress to 14-under-par overall.
American Charlie Saxon is Hak’s nearest challenger, with order of merit leader Dou Zecheng and Zhang Xinjun from China and South Korean duo Cho Rak-hyun and Lee Seung-yun a further four shots off the pace at nine-under in a tie for third.
In the hunt: Hong Kong’s Jason Hak ideally placed to claim first win in Beijing despite weather delay
In-form Hak is chasing his first professional win having claimed the best result of his career at last week’s NewTown KingRun Open in Chongqing as he secured a tie for second which moved him up to a career-high in the world rankings.
Hak has only dropped one shot this week in Beijing during his opening eight-under 64 at Topwin Golf and Country Club.