Pittayarat retains his lead in Singapore as three Irish players make cut
A four-under round of 68 was enough for Panuphol Pittayarat to retain a one-stroke lead after two rounds of The Championship at Laguna National.
With scoring well down on the first round the Thai player was not able to match his nine-under par opening effort, but he still kept his nose in front of the chasing pack.
Pittayarat hit five birdies, losing a shot with a bogey six on the second hole and finishing 13 under.
American David Lipsky, Chilean Felipe Aguilar and Australian Scott Hend sat one shot back on 12 under.
Hend's seven-under 65 was the low round of the day, while Aguilar shot 67 and Lipsky matched Pittayarat's 68.
Denmark's Anders Hansen was the top-placed European after 36 holes, sitting two shots off the lead alongside Seuk-hyun Baek and Rahil Gangjee.
Scotland's Scott Jamieson slipped from a share of second to a five-way tie for 10th after following his first day 64 with a 71.
The 30-year-old Glaswegian had a mixed round including five bogeys, four birdies and a redemptive eagle at the par-five 15th.
Englishman Tommy Fleetwood and Chris Wood joined Jamieson on nine under after signing for matching 67s.
Edoardo Molinari missed the cut mark by a single stroke on three under.
Gareth Maybin is the best-placed Irish player on six under, Simon Thornton is in a tie for 48th on five under while Peter Lawrie is the only other Irish golfer to make the cut a shot further back