Poom has a blast at Thai Country Club
The 24-year-old Poom, who came through the Asian Tour qualifying school last December, nailed eight birdies against two bogeys to equal the two-day efforts of overnight leader Natthaphat (70) on 134 at the Thai Country Club. The leading duo held a one-shot advantage over home favourite Prom Meesawat (67), Australia's Andrew Martin (68), and India's Ajeetesh Sandhu (67) and SSP Chawrasia (67) at the US$300,000 Asian Tour event. He sat in seventh place alongside countryman Charng-Tai Sudsom (68) and Taiwan's Wang Wei-hsuan (69) on 135. "It was a combination of hitting the ball well and making a few putts, which didn't happen for me yesterday. I was more nervous than I was yesterday," said the 19-year-old Natthaphat, who is playing in his first Asian Tour event and also his first Thailand Open.