Rusty Jeev lets advantage slip

Rusty Jeev lets advantage slip

Jeev, who was in a six-way lead on Thursday, dropped to tied tenth, and was four off the lead, which was held by Thai maestro Thongchai Jaidee (66).

 Thongchai was eight-under 136 and Stephen Dodd (69) and Miguel Angel Jimenez (67) were tied at second place at seven-under 137 in the company of 2009 Race to Dubai winner, Lee Westwood, who scorched the course with a seven-under 65.
Shiv Kapur, who shot a 74 on first day, scored a 71 and moved up to 47th and comfortably ensured a stay for the weekend.

Meanwhile, SSP Chowrasia came back from his first 77 to fire a 69 that saw him make the cut at two-over.Chowrasia was lying 53rd at two-over but he had moved 55 places up from his previous day’s 108th position. Jyoti Randhawa (73), Arjun Atwal (77) and Anirban Lahiri (72) missed the cut.

Gaganjeet BhullarBhullar at tied 8th
Gaganjeet Bhullar’s second successive round of one-under 71 pushed him to tied eighth place but none of his compatriots could make the halfway cut in the Asian Tour International golf tournament. With his 36-hole total of two-under 142, Bhullar lies four shots off the pace but Kolkata pro Rahil Gangjee (148), rising golfer Himmat Rai (149), veteran Gaurav Ghei (154) and C Muniyappa (157) crashed out, failing to bring themselves inside the cut line which was set at 146.

Playing his back nine first, Bhullar birdied the 11th and 17th but the 16th hole bogey left him one-under at the turn.

Thanks to the second hole birdie, Bhullar was two-under after 14 holes before the sixth hole bogey ate into his good work.

Bhullar later said he could have done better but neither his ball-striking nor his putting was up to the mark.

Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat (70) shared the halfway lead with Mars Pucay (69) at six-under 138. Thai amateur Atiwit Janewattananond became the youngest player, at 14 years and 71 days, to make the cut on the Asian Tour.

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