Two consecutive birdies in the final two holes helped Veer Ahlawat to reach tied-5th position, making him the best-placed Indian at the halfway stage of the Asian Tour’s SMBC Singapore Open.
Ahlawat, who started his campaign with a brilliant 3-under 68, added 70 in the second round to climb up one spot at the $1,250,000 prize money event.
One of the most consistent players on the PGTI, Ahlawat, played 22 holes today, 4 of his remaining first round, and 18 holes of the second, and smashed six birdies against four bogeys in total.
American golfer Sihwan Kim shot a blistering 5-under 66 in the challenging conditions to grab a three-shot advantage heading into weekend action.
Last week’s champion Joohyung Kim fired second straight 68 to grab a solo second place at 6-under 136.
Among the other Indians, the veteran Shiv Kapur shot a decent 2-under to sit at tied-17th alongside the young gun Viraj Madappa.
15-time PGTI winner Chikkarangappa was at tied-47 with two days total of 2-over 144. While Rashid Khan, after carding 3-over in two days, was able to grab the last qualifying quota to the weekend.
The notable Indians who missed the cut were Jeev Milkha Singh, Jyoti Randhawa, Khalin Joshi, Karandeep Kochhar, Aman Raj, and SSP Chawrasia.Posted on: 2022 Jan 21 Fri