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Jack Wilson records best ever round

Wilson is just three from the lead in Pattaya (Photo: Asian Tour )
Australian Jack Wilson has recorded his best ever round in tournament golf, his second day 62 at the Asian Tour’s Royal Cup in Pattaya in Thailand moving him into second place.

Wilson injured his rib after hitting an errant shot at the range on the first day of the Betagro Championship in May and was forced to take a four-week layoff from golf before returning to play the Queen’s Cup in June.

In the two events he has played since he has missed the cut and in fact he had missed his previous four coming into this week’s event so his effort is a pleasant surprise.

“62 is my personal best score and it is great to be able to go so low especially with that front nine having a couple of tough holes out there. Especially coming off the last three events where I missed the cut.

“Last week I went home and spent some time with my best friend, and got some positive vibes going. Things are turning around; my ball striking has been fantastic and I am hitting my driver well. I drove the green on hole eight to give myself an eagle chance but two-putted to settle for birdie.

“I’m hitting driver every chance I get because I’m just confident with my swing right now. I agree that you have to be careful with a lot of the holes out here but if you’re willing to take the risk the reward’s there.”

Wilson’s only win in a recognised event was when successful at the 2013 WAPGA Championship in Kalgoorlie in his rookie season

Wilson trails the leader, South African Justin Harding by three shots at the halfway mark while the next best of the Australians are Jake McLeod and Josh Younger in a share of 5th place and three behind Wilson.

Rookie Travis Smyth shares 12th place with consecutive rounds of 68.



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