SSP Chawrasia holds one-shot lead at halfway stage of Tour Champion

SSP Chawrasia holds one-shot lead at halfway stage of Tour Champion

SSP Chawrasia posted another strong round at the season-ending Tour Championship to maintain his top spot at the halfway stage.

The 43-year-old Chawrasia, who shot 9-under 63 on the first day, carded 3-under to reach 12-under 132 after two days of game at the Golmuri & Beldih Golf Courses, Jamshedpur.

The young and talented Karan Pratap Singh of Faridabad showed some class on the star-studded event and grabbed second position courtesy of his electrifying 7-under 65.

Udayan Mane, the 2019 PGTI Order of Merit champion, tied for third after shooting a remarkable 6-under 66. While Defending champion Gaganjeet Bhullar, who scored his second consecutive 67, joined Mane at third.

Udayan Mane and Gaganjeet Bhullar
Udayan Mane and Gaganjeet Bhullar

Bhullar made the best start of the day with a birdie-birdie-eagle but then dropped four bogeys in exchange for five birdies as he ended up with 67.

India’s International star Shubhankar Sharma, who was at the tied-second spot before the commencement of the second-day game, only managed to hit 1-under 71 to slip down to tied-eight going into weekend action.

15-time PGTI winner Chikkarangappa S (73), currently second in the PGTI Order of Merit, was tied 47th at one-over 145. Joining Chikka in a share of 47th place were Indian golf legend Jyoti Randhawa (74) and Jamshedpur-based professional Karan Taunk (74).

The day’s low round belonged to veteran M Dharma, who carded a solid 8-under to sit tied-16th alongside three others.

PGTI Order of Merit leader Karandeep Kochhar (75) of Chandigarh was tied 55th at two-over 146.

Posted on: 2021 Dec 18 Sat
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