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McArthur takes lead

Ahmedabad, Feb 1, 2013, PTI:

Indian golfer Shiv Kapur came up with a sedate one-under 71 on day two to grab the second position at the halfway stage of the Gujarat Kensville Challenge here on Friday.

On a day, when India’s star cricketer Sachin Tendulkar enthralled the spectators with his visit to the Kensville Golf Country Club, the golfing conditions were much tougher with strong wind and tricky pin positions.

Going out early in morning, Kapur, who had led at the halfway stage last year too, came back as the clubhouse leader, even as most of the field was still on the course.


After his flawless five-under 67 on day one, he took his total to six-under but as the day wore on Andrew McArthur overtook him by two shots.

Among others, last year’s runner-up Rahil Gangjee (72-69) and 2011 Kensville champion Gaganjeet Bhullar (71-70) were tied sixth at three-under 141 as 19 Indians made the cut which fell at three-over.

Chikka makes cut

Young guns S Chikkarangappa (74-73) and Shubhankar Sharma (75-72), who were making their pro debut this week were among those making the cut, alongside veterans Mukesh Kumar (73-71) and Ali Sher (73-73).

The day belong to McArthur who came back with a bogey free three-under 69 to take a two-shot lead.

The 32-year-old Scotsman, with one Challenge Tour win dating back to 2008 against his name, is now eight-under 136 for two rounds and three ahead of overnight leader Spain’s Agustin Domingo (73), Dutchman Tim Sluiter (69) and another Scot Booth Wallace (71).

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