Thu, 11 Aug 1994

Maan takes over command

JAKARTA (JP): Indonesia's leading golfer Maan Naasim rode a fine 1-under 71 yesterday for a two-day total of 144 to shove unheralded Suwarno from atop the leader board of the Jakarta Circuit championship.

Suwarno, who had led Maan by two strokes after the opening round at Halim II course, saw his luck run out as he carded a miserable 4-over 76 for a total of 147 (71,76). Yesterday's catastrophe left him tied for third with Daryono (72,75) and Budiono (75,72).

Kasiyadi, who in 1989 became the first local golfer to win the Indonesia Open, moved up to second after shooting a solid 2-under 70 for a 145 (75,70).

Twenty-three players survived yesterday's cut and have the right to battle for the Rp 25 million in cash prizes. (rsl)