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Randhawa makes cut as other Indians bow out at BMW golf

Wentworth, UK, May 24 (UNI) Ace Indian golfer Jyoti Randhawa carded a four-under 68 for a total of three-under 141 and secured a place in the top-20 after the second day of the BMW PGA Championship here.

Randhawa, who had five birdies against just one bogey, dropped a shot on the third for the second day running. He recovered quickly with a birdie on fourth and another birdie on seventh saw him turn in one-under.

Birdies on 13th, 16th and 18th saw him rise through the leaderboard and come up to 20th setting him up nicely for the weekend.

Other Indians in the fray Shiv Kapur (76), SSP Chowrasia (77) and Jeev Milkha Singh (74) missed the halfway cut.

Kapur, who missed the cut by two due to the bogeys on 16th and 17th.

However, Chowrasia with a double bogey start followed by bogeys on third and fourth and also missed the cut two. Both the Indians were tied for 80th.

Jeev was eight over for two rounds and in a lowly 121st place.

Paul McGinley of Scotland increased his lead at the top with a sensational back nine in six-under 31 that included an birdie-eagle finish besides three other birdies as his second round 66 included six birdies, an eagle and two bogeys on the first and ninth.

Put along side his first round 65, it gave him a 36-hole record total of 13-under 131 for the first half of the tournament.


Story first published: Saturday, May 24, 2008, 18:06 [IST]
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