Birkenhead’s Paul Waring ended his disrupted second round of the Singapore Classic in 17th place on Friday. The 38-year-old was on the 14th hole when showers suspended play until next morning.

Waring teed off at Laguna National in the lush Changi region of Singapore at 1.35pm local time. He hit an impressive three birdies and only one bogey throughout the first 14 holes, ending the evening two-under-par. Waring will have to pick up where he left off at 8.15am on Saturday morning before the third round is slated to start at 10.20am.

Day one at Laguna was another good showing from Waring who shot a strong 66 six-under-par with seven birdies and one bogey, earning him a seventh place finish. As opposed to the three birdies in 14 holes on day two, the Birkenhead-born player had already hit five by then on day one.

With the remaining four holes in hand in the second round and current overall eight-under-par score, Waring will be expected to shoot up the leader board. He would have to avoid any bogeys and hit at least one birdie to jump back up into the top 10. This, of course, will depend on the six other golfers above him who are also yet to complete the round.

DP World Tour: Singapore Classic 2023 at Laguna National / Photo: Charis Chua

Waring, who represents Bromborough Golf Club on the Wirral, currently has 19.2 DP World Tour points and is ranked at 182 having completed one previous tournament this year. He missed the cut in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship after failing to progress past the second round. He then completed the Hero Dubai Desert Classic at the end of January with a four-under-par score.

Once the Singapore Classic wraps up on the February 12, Waring will travel up north to Chonburi Province south of Bangkok to compete in the Thailand Classic.