Shubhankar Sharma's game took a hit on the second day of the Qatar Masters, as he only shot a 1-over 73 to fall from tied-2nd to tied-10th place.
The two-time European Tour winner, Sharma, who made a dream start with a spectacular 6-under 66, felt a bit nervous in the second round but still in a good position to win his third DP World Tour title.
Spanish golfer Pablo Larrazabal, also had a bit dull second round, in which he posted 1-under 71, but thanks to first-round 8-under 64 as he maintained the lead at the midway stage.
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Chase Hanna of the United States had the best round of the day, shooting a 6-under 66 to move up from tied-28th to the tied-2nd position.
Joining him at second were Germany’s Adrian Meronk and Wilco Nienaber of South Africa at 8-under 136.
Sharma, who had a flawless first-round, shot two birdies against three bogeys in the second round to remain in top-10 heading into weekend action of the prestigious DP World Tour event.
The four-time Asian and 3-time European Tour winner John Catlin missed the cut after carding 2-over 146 in two days at the Doha Golf Club.
Scot Hend, Oliver Fisher, Adri Arnaus, David Horsey, David Howell, and Jazz Janewattananond, were among the other notables who failed to make the cut.