Kapur fires 69 to lie in sixth place

Kapur fires 69 to lie in sixth place

Veteran Jyoti Randhawa’s one-under 71 had him tied 29th, while SSP Chowrasia, tied 80th after managing 74, faces the the prospect of missing the cut.

Kapur, the 2005 Volvo Masters of Asia winner, is two strokes behind tournament leader Paul Lawrie of Scotland. The Delhi pro, ranked 127th in Europe, is fighting to keep his tour card by finishing in the top 115 in the Order of Merit.

Kapur had a rather wobbly start with bogeys on the sixth and eighth holes leaving him at two-over, before he birdied the ninth to take turn at one-over.

He did not drop another stroke in the remainder of his round. On his way back, he birdied the 12th and 15th holes and then signed off with back-to-back birdies.

Randhawa, a 10th-tee starter, too found himself on the back foot with bogeys on the 10th and 13th holes before draining his first birdie on the 14th.