IndianOil Servo Masters: Yuvraj Singh Sandhu grabs one-shot lead at halfway stage

IndianOil Servo Masters: Yuvraj Singh Sandhu grabs one-shot lead at halfway stage

Chandigarh golfer Yuvraj Singh Sandhu grabbed the second round lead after carding an impactful 4-under 68 at the Digboi Golf Links on Thursday.

Yuvraj, who was three off the lead in tied second position after round one, had a slow start to the day but made big gains on the back-nine to move his total to 10-under 134 on day two.

Anura Rohana of Sri Lanka carded the day’s best score of six-under 66 to rise to tied second at nine-under 135 along with Harendra Gupta (68) of Chandigarh.

Fifty out of 117 golfers made their way to the weekend action as the cut was declared at even-par 144.

The start of play was delayed second consecutive time due to fog. The 18 players who could not finish their first round on Wednesday, came out and completed their round in the morning. The second round began simultaneously.

Anura Rohana
Anura Rohana

Anura Rohana (69-66) fired the day’s best score of 66 to climb 11 spots to tied second. Rohana, who was even-par for his first 11 holes of the day, went on a birdie-spree with five straight birdies from the third till the seventh as he converted some long putts and made a chip-in on the sixth. He closed the day with another birdie on the ninth.

Harendra Gupta (67-68), lying overnight tied fifth, moved up three spots to joint second after posting a 68. Gupta, a former champion, began the day with a bogey on the first before rallying with five birdies thereafter including a chip-in on the third and birdies on three of the four par-5s.

Om Prakash Chouhan (70) of Mhow was placed fourth at eight-under 136 while M Dharma (68) of Bengaluru and Bangladesh’s Md Akbar Hossain (69) were both in tied fifth place at seven-under 137.

Round one leader Anshul Patel shot a 76 to slip to tied 10th at five-under 139.

Posted on: 2021 Nov 18 Thu
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