Chiragh impresses

Chiragh impresses

Chiragh dropped three birdies at the more difficult Serapong Golf Course here to take his two-day aggregate to four-under 138. The Delhi golfer had a one-under 70 on the first day at the Tanjong Course in Sentosa.

Rahil Gangjee and Jeev Milkha Singh, the two Indians in top-10 after the first round fell back, but Jeev still has seven holes to play and SSP Chowrasia, at two-under, has eight more holes to play.

The cut looks likely at two or three-under with 65 and ties making the cut from the 204 who started. Only Chiragh and Gangjee are certain of teeing over the final two rounds.

James Morrison held the clubhouse lead at 12-under par after following up his opening 62 with a second round of 68 to pull two strokes clear of Juvic Pagunsan of the Philippines, who shot a great 66 at Serapong to total 10-under.

At 11-under, but with seven more to play was Edoardo Molinari. Gonzalez Fernandez Castano was five-under through nine and 10-under for the tournament, while Anders Hansen (64) and Michael Hoey (66) had finished at nine-under.

A lot of leading players like Phil Mickelson were in danger of missing the cut, but 2010 Open champion Louis Ooosthuizen (72-63) was tied 12th and 2010 US Open winner, Graeme McDowell (68-71) was three-under and tied 44th.