The young Indian golfer Veer Ahlawat again played a steady round to emerge as a top Indian at the tied-6th position after the halfway stage of the Phuket Championship.
Ahlawat, who was the best-placed Indian before the commencement of the day two campaign, shot a moderate 3-under 67 on the second day to remain at the driver’s seat of the Indian contingent.
Three-time PGTI Order of Merit champion Rashid Khan shot the best round as an Indian to climb up from overnight tied-41st to tied-11th at the US$1,000,000 prize money event.
Bio Kim of South Korea retained his top spot and booked his seat for the weekend action with a two-stroke lead thanks to his exceptional 8-under 62 in first and 4-under 66 in the second round.
C Dejpiratanamongkol carded 3-under 67 in the second round to remain in contention. While the Australian Travis Smyth, who was at the joint-second place after day one, lost his momentum and shot a dreary 4-over 74 to end his halfway journey at the tied-22nd position.
Among other Indians, Chikkarangappa S (69) was tied-22nd, Khalin Joshi (71) was tied-30, and Karandeep Kochhar (72) was tied-54th, while the veteran Shiv Kapur (74) was at the tied-63rd spot.
Udayan Mane, who was tied-4th alongwith Veer after the first round, had a disappointing second day of 5-over 75 at the Laguna Phuket Course to slip down to tied-115th position.
Jeev Milkha Singh and SSP Chowrasia were among the noteworthy Indians who missed the cut out due to not so good performance at the Laguna Phuket golf club.Posted on: 2021 Dec 4 Sat