Singapore, 21-01-2022

Veer Ahlawat in tied fifth on day two in Singapore

Shubhankar Sharma well-placed in Abu Dhabi

Veer Ahlawat followed up his first round of 68 with a one-under 70 in round two of the Asian Tour's SMBC Singapore Open to be placed tied fifth at four-under 138.

Ahlawat, who came up with five birdies and four bogeys during his second round on Friday, trails the leader Sihwan Kim of the United States by five shots.

Shiv Kapur (71-69) and Viraj Madappa (71-69) were the other two Indians in the top-20 as they were placed tied 16th at two-under 140.

Chikkarangappa was tied 47th at two-over 144 while Rashid Khan was a further shot back in tied 63rd place.

These are the five Indian players likely to make the cut which will in all likelihood be applied at three-over 145 once the remaining three players in the field complete their second round on Saturday morning.

The 2022 SMBC Singapore Open is part of The Open Qualifying Series. Four places in The 150th Open at St Andrews are available to the four leading players (not already exempt) who finish in the top 12 and ties this week.

Elsewhere, at the DP World Tour's Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, Shubhankar Sharma was one-under through 15 holes when round two was suspended due to darkness on Friday.

Shubhankar was in tied 14th place at a total of three-under when play was suspended on day two. He had earlier carded a two-under 70 in round one.

Scotland's Scott Jamieson was in the clubhouse lead at seven-under 137.

Picture: Asian Tour

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