Anirban Lahiri slips to tied 44th after second round of Palmetto Championship
Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri squandered early momentum in the second round, registering a dull two-over 73 to slip to tied 44th at the Palmetto tournament on Friday.
Lahiri, who started his campaign with a modest two-under 69, and was tied 31st after the first day, dropped to tied 44th as he managed only a 73 on the second day at the star-studded event.
The 33-year-old made four birdies and six bogeys in his second round at the $7,300,000 prize money event.
The other Indian in the field, Arjun Atwal, withdrew during the second round of the tournament. He was nine-over-thru nine holes and 10-over total when he called it a day. In his 240 tournament appearances, this is his fourth mid-tournament withdrawal and the first since the Sanderson Farmers in 2013.
Chesson Hadley grabbed the surprising two-shot lead after carding a solid 65 at the Palmetto tournament on Friday.
Hadley, who had missed five straight cuts entering the Palmetto Championship, is now leading the tournament at the halfway stage with a total of 11-under par.
The top-ranked golfer in the world, Dustin Johnson, was tied for the lead with Hadley through 17 holes, made a double-bogey on the 18th and finished his second round at 3-under 68 to grab solo second position.
The Pre-tournament favourite Brooks Koepka, who hadn't played since his runner-up finish at the PGA, struggled for a second straight round and missed the cut by two strokes after carding a disappointing 73 on day two.