After starting the second round with a convincing birdie, Rayi had to record a bogey on hole 3 and a double bogey on hole 7, with a birdie on hole 5 being his second birdie. Rayi was forced to end the second round with three consecutive bogeys on his last three holes.
“The wind conditions are indeed better, but my hitting and putting today was actually not optimal. A lot of shots missed the green and lacked power, my putting wasn’t solid either. As a result, many shots missed, both to secure par and to get birdie opportunities,” explained Rayi after the match, Wednesday (11/24/2021).
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Two athletes from the Ciputra Golfpreneur Foundation (CGF), Bianca Naomi Amina Laksono and Sania Talita Wahyudi are Rayi’s closest competitors. Both managed to improve their respective scores to share the position in second place. They are now two strokes behind the golfer from West Java.
Better focus and more relaxed play were also key to helping Bianca to 73, including three birdies, including one on the last hole. “Actually I was a bit lucky to get a birdie on the last hole because the break was complicated, but thank God I was able to get in. While the other two birdies I got after my approach to the green left a distance of about one meter,” explained Bianca, who recorded a total score of 152 or 8 over par.
Sania, who previously scored 78, managed to score 74 to collect the same total score as her best friend. Randy, who also defended PGI West Java, was clearly a star in the second round.
Playing from hole 10 and forced to make a bogey on the first hole did not hinder his pace. His 3-under 69 score thanks to seven birdies and four bogeys further cemented his status as the leader of the standings and holds a five stroke advantage over another CGF athlete, Rayhan Abdul Latief.
“My driver’s shot on the first hole went to the left so that my second shot had to be covered by a tree and made me have to get a bogey. After that I got a birdie on the next hole,” said Randy.