Young Indian golfer Rashid Khan from Delhigrbed the lead whereas Gaganjeet Bhullar (72), S. Chikka (76), Himmat Rai (75) and Chiragh Kumar (71) made the halfway cut that fell at six-over 150. But Arjun Atwal, Rahil Gangjee and Angad Cheema missed the cut in Mercuries Taiwan Masters in Taipei. In Hong Kong Samarth Diwedi and Aman, raj made the cut in 7th Asia Pacific Amateur Championship. It was disappointing start for Indans in Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in St. Andrews.
Young Indian golfer Rashid Khan battled against the gusty wind to grab the halfway lead after signing for a two-under 70 in the Mercuries Taiwan Masters at the Taiwan Golf and Country Club’s Tamsui course here on Friday the 2nd October 2015in Taipei. Two-time winner on the Asian Tour.
Rashid overcame a double-bogey on the first hole with six birdies against two bogeys to stay one shot ahead of playing partner and overnight leader Danny Chia of Malaysia on six-under 138 totals. Despite getting off to a dismal start, Rashid kept his head up and bounced back strongly with three straight birdies starting from the fifth. He dropped a shot on ninth before adding three birdies against a bogey on his way home. The Delhi-based golfer, however would need to rediscover some magic in his putter should he wish to maintain his lead.
Among other Indians in the fray, Gaganjeet Bhullar (72), S. Chikka (76), Himmat Rai (75) and Chiragh Kumar (71) made the halfway cut that fell at six-over 150. They shared the 26th spot, while Arjun Atwal, Rahil Gangjee and Angad Cheema missed the cut.
Strong windy conditions and lots of putting woes took the sting out of Indian challenge in the second round of Asia-Pacific Amateur golf Championships as only two Indians made the cut at the picturesque but demanding Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club on Friday the 2nd October 2015.
Out of the six Indians in the fray, Samarth Dwivedi (67-73) at Tied-38th and Aman Raj (70-72) at Tied-48th were the only ones to make the cut, which fell at three-over 143. Viraj Madappa (70-74), Karandeep Kochar (69-75), Priyanshu Singh (70-74) were Tied-63rd and Veer Ahlawat (75-79) was further down in Tied-88th place all missing the cut as only Top-60 and ties moved ahead.
It was a very disappointing start for the Indian trio of Shiv Kapur, Jeev Milkha Singh and SSP Chowrasia at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. As of now, it is unlikely that any of them would make the cut during the last two days.