Indians stay in hunt in Delhi

Siddikur of Bangladesh produced a superb round as he took a share of the second round lead with Akinori Tani of Japan and Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand.

All three of them had rounds of 68 and 67 on first two days to have two-day totals of nine-under-par 135 to hold a one stroke lead at the Delhi Golf Club.

Bhullar (69), Sandhu (67) and Prom Meesawat (68) of Thailand were tied fourth at 136 in the event co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and PGTI. Bhullar, a two-time Asian Tour champion, narrowly missed a hole-in-one on hole five when his tee shot landed two feet from the pin.

Overnight leader Anirban Lahiri failed to mount a charge as he closed with a 71 for a 137 total, two strokes from the leaders. Highly rated Miguel Tabuena, 16, posted a 72 for a 141 total to make his first Asian Tour cut.

There were a good number of Indians near the top, as Shamim Khan (72-67) was ninth, Sanjay Kumar (70-70) was tied 11th and veteran Ali Sher (71-70) was another shot behind at 140 and tied 17th along with Manav Jaini (68-73) and Ranjit Singh (70-71).

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