Thai star Thaworn Wiratchant suffers health scare in Taiwan

Thai star Thaworn Wiratchant rushed to see a doctor after suffering irregular heartbeats and trembling hands during his second round at the Yeangder Tournament Players Championship (TPC) in Taipei Friday.

Thai star Thaworn Wiratchant suffers health scare in Taiwan

Tapei: Thai star Thaworn Wiratchant rushed to see a doctor after suffering irregular heartbeats and trembling hands during his second round at the Yeangder Tournament Players Championship (TPC) in Taipei Friday.

The defending champion shot a 69 to lie two shots off the lead on five-under par despite not feeling himself on the par-72 Linkou International Golf and Country Club.

"I was shaking during the round so I went to see the doctor after submitting my scorecard," the 47-year-old said in comments released by the organisers.

"The doctor said everything was okay and she explained that it might have been stress. Hopefully I feel better tomorrow," added Thaworn, a two-time winner of the event.

The Thai veteran is joint fourth, behind leaders Antonio Lascuna and Cameron Smith who are on seven-under.

Lascuna, from the Philippines, holed a crucial 10-foot birdie putt on the 18th as he bids for a first Asian Tour title, while Smith signed for a 67 and a halfway score of 137.

"My putting was really good. I managed to save a lot for pars. It`s not easy to putt here so I`m very pleased with my performance so far," Lascuna said.

Taiwan`s Lien Lu-sen scored a 71 to lead the local charge and sits just one shot back.

India`s Anirban Lahiri fired the lowest round of the day -- a six-under-par 66 -- to lie tied in fourth with Thaworn and two others.

Overnight leader Elmer Salvador struggled to a 74 after his opening-round 66.
Leading scores after round two (par 72):

137 - Antonio Lascuna (PHI) 68-69, Cameron Smith (AUS) 70-67

138 - Lien Lu-sen (TWN) 67-71

139 - Anirban Lahiri (IND) 73-66, Daniel Chopra (SWE) 71-68, Angelo Que (PHI) 68-71, Thaworn Wiratchant (THA) 70-69

140 - Lin Wen-tang (TWN) 70-70, Prom Meesawat (THA) 67-73, Ryan Yip 71-69, Gunn Charoenkul (THA) 69-71, Elmer Salvador (PHI) 66-74.

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