By Adrian Flores
A consecutive two-under 68 put Rianne Malixi to four strokes behind leader Natkritta Wongthaveelap and good position to battle for the ladies crown in the 88th Singha Thailand Amateur Open in Thailand.
Malixi maintained second spot with 210 after rounds of 69-68-68 while Natkritta is at 201 (65-66-70). The 15-year-old Filipina has the best chance of bringing home the country’s title at the Panya Indra Golf Club in Bangkok.
Lois Kaye Go (73-220), Mafy Singson (71-224), Sunshine Zhang (82-241) and Abby Abarcas (71-242) are also competing in the women’s category.
Shinichi Suzuki could be another title potential for the Philippines although he was overtaken by Ashita Piamkulvanich of India for the lead in the men’s side. Ashita had a 69 for 211 while Suzuki shot a 73 for 214.
Kristoffer Arevalo (72-224), Edison Tabalin (75-230), Gab Manotoc (78-231), Jet Hernandez (78-233) and Leandro Bagtas (78-236) are the other Filipinos in the field.