Jeev erratic, Atwal survives

Jeev erratic, Atwal survives

A 10th tee starter, Jeev’s two birdies against an equal number of bogeys took his overall total to two-under 138.

Atwal was a stroke adrift at tied 68th after bartering two birdies for two bogeys.
Off to a subdued start, Jeev stumbled to his first bogey on the 16th to make the turn at one-over. But his return journey turned out to be slightly better as he fetched birdies on the second and sixth holes before closing it off rather disappointingly with a bogey on the ninth.

On top of the leaderboard, American Dean Wilson (65) and South Africa Tim Clark (64) shared the lead at 10-under 130.

Chowrasia makes cut

Indian golfers SSP Chowrasia and Shiv Kapur turned in over-par cards of 73 and 75 respectively but still managed to make the cut for weekend action after the second round of the Nordea Scandinavian Masters golf tournament in Stockholm.

While Chowrasia was tied 38th with a total of even-par 144, Kapur is a couple of strokes behind his compatriot at tied 66th. It was a topsy-turvy day for Chowrasia, who sunk in five birdies but ended up negating them with six bogeys. One-under at the turn after sandwiching a bogey in between his two birdies, Chowrasia played out a roller-coaster back nine.

There were birdies on the 11th and 15th but bogeys on the 10th, 13th, 14th and 17th denied him an under-par card for the scond round. Kapur was even more off-colour as he managed just two birdies against five bogeys.

Off the blocks with a birdie on the first hole, Kapur let it slip thereafter and bogeys on the fourth, seventh and eighth had him two-over at the turn. Top of the table, Korean KJ Choi (67) grabbed the lead with a total of nine-under 135. Richard S Johnson (66) occupied the second spot a shot behind.