Bhasin cards two-under to make the cut

Kunal Bhasin shot two-under 70 and comfortably made the cut after aggregating five-under for two rounds in the Asian Tour Qualifying School Final Stage here on Thursday.

Bhasin, who divides his time between the Asian and Indian PGTI tours and holds an Australian passport, is lying tied 20th as 109 players made the cut at even-par 144.

They will play two more rounds as they battle it out for the top-40 and ties to earn a full card to the Asian Tour for 2012.

Deepinder Singh Kullar, who till two years ago was a teaching pro at the DLF Golf and Country club, shot an even-par 72 and aggregated two-under 142 to be placed tied 53rd.

Rahil Gangjee sneaked into the last two rounds with scores of 73 and 70 and is tied 70th at 143. Gaurav Pratap Singh (74, 70) at 89th place was the only other Indian making the cut.

Arnond Vongvanij of Thailand fired a superb eight-under 64 to share the overall lead with Englishman Guy Woodman at 11-under 133.

India’s big hope Rashid Khan once again lost out as he carded a 76 and with a total of 146 failed to make the cut.

Among other Indians missing the cut were Abhinav Lohan (72, 73), Abhishek Jha (77, 70), Harmeet Kahlon (74, 73), Ajeetesh Sandhu (75, 74), Baaz Mann (78, 71), Arjun Singh Chaudhri (77, 74), Mandeo Pathania (78, 74), Naman Dawar (78, 74), KP Sekhon (74, 78), Gurki Shergill (78, 77) and Abhijit Chadha, who retired after first round.
Sri Lankan Mithun Perrera, who won his maiden pro title in India last season, also squeezed inside the cut line with 70 and 73.

The Final Stage, presented by Sports Authority of Thailand, will be played over two courses at the Jack Nicklaus-designed Springfield Royal Country Club and Imperial Lakeview Golf Club.

Players will play on alternate courses for the first two rounds while the final two rounds will be played at Springfield Royal.

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