With further lightning delays preventing the completion of the second round, Thailand’s Nirat reached six under par at Sentosa GC to sit alongside England’s Simon Dyson at the top of the leaderboard; although there will be an instant change to that when play resumes as Dyson failed to par the 474 yard fifth - his 14th - just before the siren sounded and was left with a short putt for bogey.The 29 year old, whose only European Tour title came back in 2007, birdied two of the last three holes of his first round to complete a 65 and move ahead of overnight leader Thomas Björn – the Dane amongst those not to hit a shot all day on Friday.
Tournament Director Jose Maria Zamora said: “At present, our aim is still to complete 72 holes, weather permitting. We hope to finish the second round at approximately 3.15pm tomorrow, at which time there will be a re-draw for round three, which will not start before 4pm.
“The third and fourth rounds would then be played with the same draw, which would allow us to finish at approximately 5.15pm on Sunday, provided there are no further delays. However, if we do suffer more delays we would then decide, in consultation with the sponsor and promoter, whether to reduce the tournament to 54 holes or complete the fourth round on Monday.”