Gujarat Open: Om Prakash Chouhan holds the top position at the halfway stage

The day one leader Om Prakash Chouhan carded 3-under on day 2 to gain a massive seven shots lead at the halfway stage of Gujarat Open Golf Championship 2021.

Five-time Pgti Tour champion Chouhan smashed a brilliant 9-under 63 on the first day and had a steady second round of three-under-69 to hold his top position on the leaderboard with a good two rounds total of 12-under 132 at the Kalhaar Blues & Greens Golf Club in Ahmedabad.

Karandeep Kochhar and Tapy Ghai grabbed joint second position after carding a total of five-under-139 on the first two days of the Rs. 30 lakh event.

Delhi’s Sachin Baisoya fired the day’s best score of 67 to be tied fourth at four-under-140, with Arjun Prasad (72) of Delhi and Kolkata’s Rahil Gangjee (72).

The halfway cut was declared at five-over-149. Fifty-four professionals and one amateur made the cut.

Om Prakash Chouhan managed to hit four birdies with only one bogey in his 3-under 69 on day 2 of the inaugural Gujarat Open championship.

Om Prakash Chouhan

“It was a much better ball-striking day for me as compared to round one, even though my score doesn’t seem to reflect that. It was a kind of round that kept the momentum going for me.” said Chouhan.

Rookie Jairaj Singh Sandhu of Chandigarh, who made a dream debut with a 66 in round one, slipped five spots from his overnight tied second to tied seventh at three-under-141 after a round of 75 on Wednesday. The others in joint seventh were Kolkata’s SSP Chawrasia (71), Delhi’s Rashid Khan (72), and Bengaluru’s Chikkarangappa (72).

Udayan Mane (72), who calls Kalhaar Blues & Greens one of his home courses, was managed to find 29th place along with Bengaluru amateur Aryan Roopa Anand (72). Anand was the only amateur to make the cut.

Posted on: 2021 Feb 18 Thu
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