SHANGHAI (CHINA), APRIL 25:Four Indian golfers managed to make the cut at the BMW Asian Open (a joint sanctioned event of the European & Asian Tour) being played in Shanghai. PGTI member Jeev Milkha Singh at tied 16 th was the highest ranked Indian even as the cut was made at three over 147. Jeev’s second round 76 was in total contrast to his first round score of 68. He ended day two with a total of even par 144 and trailed the joint leaders, Dutchman Robert-Jan Derksen and China’s Zhang Lian-Wei by five strokes.
In the second round Jeev dropped bogeys on the first, fourth, fifth, eight, 11th and 14th. He could only manage birdies on the ninth and 18th.SSP Chowrasia (72, 73) climbed from overnight tied 35th to tied 29th as his total moved to one over 145. Chowrasia’s round of 73 on Friday included birdies on the seventh, 12th, 16th and 17th and bogeys on the eighth, 11th and 18th. He also double bogeyed the par four sixth.
Shiv Kapur (71, 75) and Digvijay Singh (74, 72) were the other two PGTI members who managed to make the cut with an overall score of two over 146. The duo finished the day in tied 39th place.
Rahil Gangjee (73, 75), Gaurav Ghei (74, 74) and Jyoti Randhawa (75, 73) were unfortunate to miss the cut by one stroke as they totaled four over 148 to finish tied 67th. Amandeep Johl (78, 74) ended the tournament in tied 118th with an overall score of eight over 152.