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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.

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Shiv Kapur eyeing to retain his European Tour Card for 2016, closed well with a birdie and an eagle-two in the last four holes to turn in three-under 68 and occupy the tied 34th place at the end of the first round, whereas Jeev Milkha Singh had a rough start with an even-par 71 that had two birdies and two bogeys in the Porsche European Open Gold Golf tournament in Bad Griesbach, Germany yesterday. Gaganjeet Bhullar, making a comeback from an injury, and Rashid Khan were the only Indians to make the cut at the Asia-Pacific Open Mitsubishi Diamond Cup golf tournament here on Friday 25th Sept. in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. Golfer Anirban Lahiri has decided to skip the last two events of the Web.com Final series as he feels he has done enough to be assured of a PGA Tour card. 

At the top rounds of 64 saw Bernd Wiesberger and Benjamin Hebert claim a share of the first-round lead. Wiesberger carded seven birdies in his flawless opening round, including a vital seven-foot put at the 18th to match the clubhouse target of seven under par set by Hebert. Shiv Kapur started on the back nine and opened with birdies on the 10th and 12th holes and then ran through eight pars in a row late last night. His first bogey came on third and then followed an eagle-two on par-4 sixth. A bogey on seventh and a closing birdie saw him make a decent start of 68.

In Asia Pacific tournament in Japan, the cut fell at three-over 143 and hence only Bhullar (72-70) and Rashid (70-73) survived the midway cut today among the eight Indian golfers who started the week. Indians missing the cut were Rahil Gangjee (72-72), Jyoti Randhawa (77-70), Digvijay Singh (74-76), Arjun Atwal (75-75), SSP Chawrasia (77-73) and amateur Viraj Madappa (78-78).  Thai veteran Prayad Marksaeng fired a two-under 68 without missing a fairway and green to lead after two rounds.

The in-form 49-year-old, who is a nine-time Asian Tour winner, overcame the rain and cold to lead by one-shot on five-under 135 after holing a birdie on the last hole at the Otone Country Club, West course and led the tournament midway.

Anirban Lahiri who had committed to the first three events decided to skip the Web.comTour Championships, as felt that he had enough to get the card and status on PGA Tour for 2016.

At the top rounds of 64 saw Bernd Wiesberger and Benjamin Hebert claim a share of the first-round lead. Wiesberger carded seven birdies in his flawless opening round, including a vital seven-foot put at the 18th to match the clubhouse target of seven under par set by Hebert. Shiv Kapur started on the back nine and opened with birdies on the 10th and 12th holes and then ran through eight pars in a row late last night. His first bogey came on third and then followed an eagle-two on par-4 sixth. A bogey on seventh and a closing birdie saw him make a decent start of 68.

In Asia Pacific tournament in Japan, the cut fell at three-over 143 and hence only Bhullar (72-70) and Rashid (70-73) survived the midway cut today among the eight Indian golfers who started the week. Indians missing the cut were Rahil Gangjee (72-72), Jyoti Randhawa (77-70), Digvijay Singh (74-76), Arjun Atwal (75-75), SSP Chawrasia (77-73) and amateur Viraj Madappa (78-78).  Thai veteran Prayad Marksaeng fired a two-under 68 without missing a fairway and green to lead after two rounds.

The in-form 49-year-old, who is a nine-time Asian Tour winner, overcame the rain and cold to lead by one-shot on five-under 135 after holing a birdie on the last hole at the Otone Country Club, West course and led the tournament midway.

Anirban Lahiri who had committed to the first three events decided to skip the Web.comTour Championships, as felt that he had enough to get the card and status on PGA Tour for 2016.

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