Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 30 August 2014

Two tied at top at the Indonesian open as weather causes chaos

Leaders Mikko Ilonen and Frankie Minoza were tied on nine under when play in

their final round at the Enjoy Jakarta Astro Indonesia Open was suspended this

afternoon due to lightning.

Both players began the day on eight under but Finn Ilonen briefly opened up a

three-shot lead before being pinned back by the Filipino veteran just before the

siren was sounded after 10 holes.

It was yet another stoppage in an often interrupted tournament with the pair

having returned to the Damai Indah Golf and Country Club early in the morning to

complete their third rounds.

Ilonen, who played four holes, birdied the 18th to draw level with Minoza, who

kept his cool to sink a 15-foot putt for par at the last.

Ilonen then picked up birdies on the fifth and seventh to move to 10 under,

three shots ahead of the 47-year-old, who bogeyed the fifth.

However Ilonen then bogeyed the eighth, allowing Minoza to draw level with

consecutive birdies on the ninth and 10th.

Both players were seeking their first victories on the European Tour although

Minoza won the Indonesia Open in 1986 and 1990, before it became part of the

Tour.

Second-round co-leader Andrew Tampion of Australia remained in contention on

seven under despite a bogey on his 10th hole.

Shiv Kapur of India was fourth on six under after 11 holes, while Alexandre

Rocha of Brazil and Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand were just a further shot

behind.

English rookie James Heath made a sparkling start with five birdies in his

first eight holes but a triple bogey on the par-four 11th dropped him to four

under.

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