Thai, Taiwan golfers lead in Indian Open


NEW DELHI — Rising Thai star Chapchai Nirat hopes that lessons learnt in a Buddhist temple will help him to victory at the Hero Honda Indian Open after grabbing a share of the early halfway lead Friday. Chapchai, 24, fired a five-under-par 67 that included seven birdies at the Delhi Golf Club to share the lead on 133 with Taiwan’s Chang Tse-peng.

Australia’s David Gleeson was a stroke behind in the US$500,000 Asian Tour event, with American Gary Rusnak alone on 138 and title holder Jyoti Randhawa of India, Australian Unho Park and Malaysia’s Danny Chia bunched on 139.