Jakarta, Indonesia, 25-04-2014

Chowrasia in top-5 in Indonesia

Bhullar lies tied 20th in China

SSP Chowrasia (71-66) fired a spectacular bogey-free 66 in round two of the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters that pushed him up from tied 34th position to tied fifth place. Chowrasia has a total score of seven-under-137 and trails the clubhouse leader Lin Wen-tang of Chinese Taipei by three shots at the US$ 750,000 Asian Tour event.

Round two was suspended due to thunderstorm. Nineteen players will complete round two on Saturday.

Anirban Lahiri (70-69) is the other Indian in the top-10 with a two-day total of five-under-139. Lahiri made significant gains on day two as he made his way up from tied 17th to tied ninth after making four birdies and a bogey.

Rashid Khan, Rahil Gangjee and Jyoti Randhawa were bunched together at tied 16th with scores of four-under-140. While Khan and Gangjee carded scores of 70, Randhawa shot a 68.

Sujjan Singh in tied 30th (two-under-142) and Arjun Atwal in tied 46th (even-par-144) were the other Indians to make the cut. Sujjan, who was joint third after day one, slipped in round two after returning a 74.

The three Indians who were below the cut line of one-over were Himmat Rai (five-over total with three holes to play), Digvijay Singh (seven-over-151) and Chiragh Kumar (10-over-154).

At the European Tour’s Volvo China Open, Gaganjeet Bhullar (71-70) was placed tied 20th at three-under-141. He was 11 shots behind the leader Alexander Levy of France.

Shiv Kapur (three-over-147) and Jeev Milkha Singh (four-over-148) missed the halfway cut that fell at even-par-144. 

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