Kapur's late charge keeps him in hunt

Shiv Kapur landed three birdies in the last five holes to put himself in a decent position going into the weekend at the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters.

Kapur’s three-under 69 on Friday brought him to five-under 139 and in tied ninth place at the midway stage of the tournament.

Thai star Thongchai Jaidee (65) is occupying the top spot.

Two other Indians who made fine moves on the second day were Rahil Gangjee (69) and Anirban Lahiri (69). They crept up to four-under and three-under to be tied at 13th and 20th positions respectively.

The only other Indian making the cut was Ajeetesh Sandhu (71, 75) in tied 60th.
The cut fell at two-over 146 with 69 players making the weekend rounds including 2011 Open Championship winner Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland, who shot a 75 for 145.

Thongchai drew inspiration from the presence of his family members by firing a superb seven-under 65 to take the second round lead.

Thongchai posted a flawless round highlighted by seven birdies for two-day total of 10-under 134 at the USD 750,000 Asian Tour event, which is played at the immaculate Royale Jakarta Golf Club.

Jeev, Bhullar shine

Jeev Milkha Singh comfortably made the cut while Gaganjeet Bhullar had to dig deep with three birdies in last four holes to join him for the weekend rounds at the European Tour’s Volvo China Open in Tanjin on Friday.

Jeev and Bhullar shot 69 each as the former moved to tied 23rd at three-under 141, while the latter was at one-under 143 in tied 47th. However, the third Indian, SSP Chowrasia lapsed into errors with four-over 76 and crashed out missing the cut by two shots.

Mikko Ilonen equalled his own lowest round on The European Tour and the course record at Binhai Lake Golf Club with a stunning 63 to establish a three shot lead.

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