Rattanon Wannasrichan cards 66 to emerge as second-round leader at The Singapore International
Rattanon Wannasrichan emerged as the brightest in the field of 122 golfers on the second round of the first Asian Tour event of 2022, The Singapore International.
Wannasrichan, who shot a moderate 73 on the first day, bounced back with an electrifying 6-under 66 at the challenging windy conditions Tanah Merah Country Club in Singapore to grab a two-stroke lead.
The overnight leader, Khalin Joshi, who set the momentum on the first day with a brilliant 5-under 67, lost his rhythm and shot 2-under 74 to slip down to a tied-2nd place. Joining him at second was the amateur Ratchanon Chantananuwat, who also had a blistering 6-under 66 on day two.
Paul Peterson of the United States and Angelo Que of the Philippines tied for fourth place at 1-under 143.
Among the Indian golfers, the best round was played by the 15-time PGTI winner, Chikkarangappa S, who shot 2-under 70 to move up from tied-45th to share 7th place with another Indian Ajeetesh Sandhu, and a South Korean golfer, Joohyung Kim.
Abhijit Chadha, who was the third-best Indian after the first round at tied- 9th position, shot a dreary 79 to be placed tied-54th. Abhijit’s first-round 72 helped him book the last berth of weekend qualification.
The notable Indians who missed the cut were Jeev Milkha Singh, Jyoti Randhawa, Udayan Mane, Veer Ahlawat, M Dharma, Karandeep Kochhar and Sunit Chowrasia.