Rose, Garcia chasing lead at Thailand Golf Championship

Second Round Update — Asian Tour — Thailand Golf Championship — Amato Spring Country Club — Chonburi, Thailand —

The Asian Tour’s flagship event — the Thailand Golf Championship — attracted several of the game’s biggest names including FedEx Cup and Race To Dubai champion Henrik Stenson, Sergio Garcia, and former Masters champions Charl Schwartzel and Bubba Watson.

U.S. Open champion Justin Rose is 7-under and just a shot back of current leader Alex Cejka, who is three holes into his second round action.

Garcia is just two back at 6-under, while Watson is T-6 at 4-under overall at Amato Spring Country Club.

Stenson and Schwartzel entered as the overall betting favorites at 4 1/2-to-1 odds at, while Rose was a 6 1/2-1 pick.

Rose has five straight worldwide Top 10s heading into this event. He finished the seasons on the European Tour and PGA Tour in fine form including a T-6 at the TOUR Championship in Atlanta en route to a 10th-place effort in the FedEx Cup standings. He also wound up third in the Race To Dubai Standings behind Poulter and Stenson.

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