Shiv Kapur and Rashid Khan were tied at the top at the midway stage of the Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational 2021 at the Chandigarh Golf Club.
The Dubai-based Shiv (64-68) carded another bogey-free round to hold his top position.
Rashid, on the other hand, had a five-under 67 that included seven birdies and two bogeys.
Chandigarh’s Aadil Bedi (68-65) shot the day’s best score of seven-under 65 to move up five spots to third place at 11-under 133.
The cut came down at even-par 144. Sixty professionals and two amateurs made the cut.
Tournament host Jeev Milkha Singh (75-72) missed the cut despite a steady even-par 72 in round two. He totalled three-over 147 for the week.
Two-time Asian Tour winner Rashid Khan jumped from overnight third to tied first. Rashid was one-under through the front-nine and then pushed ahead with a four-under on the back-nine. Khan attributed his low score to his good course management.
Aadil Bedi’s 65 brought him into contention. Bedi, who has just recovered from a wrist injury that kept him out of action from three PGTI events in September, sank a 40-footer for birdie on the 15th and converted four more birdies from a range of 10 to 15 feet.
Delhi’s Kshitij Naveed Kaul produced a second consecutive 67 to occupy a fourth place at 10-under 134.
Chandigarh’s Abhijit Singh Chadha slipped from the overnight joint lead to tied fifth at nine-under 135 following his second round of 71.
Among the other prominent names in the field, former champion Ajeetesh Sandhu of Chandigarh was tied 11th at five-under 139. while another former champion Chikkarangappa of Bengaluru, was a further shot back in tied 15th. SSP Chawrasia lies tied 18th at three-under 141.
The defending champion and PGTI Order of Merit leader Karandeep Kochhar was tied 21st at two-under 142 along-with India’s international star Jyoti Randhawa.Posted on: 2021 Nov 13 Sat