THE GOLF WORLD CLASSIC CHAMPIONSHIP – SINGAPORE UPDATE- INCOMPLETE ROUND-2
The play was suspended for over two hours due to thunderstorms in the afternoon and round could not be completed due to fading light in the inaugural World Classic Championship on 13th November 2015 at Singapore’s Laguna National. A total of 66 players will now have to return tomorrow morning to finish their second round. Rashid Khan and Gaganjeet Bhullar were the best Indian golfers to be tied at fifth and sixth position yesterday.At the top of the table, Australia’s Scott Barr carding an even-par 71 to surge into the sole lead at the He marked his card with two bogeys and two birdies for a two-day total of two-under-par 149. Malaysia’s Nicholas Fung went out all guns blazing by firing a 67 to stay a single shot behind Barr. Chinnarat Phadungsil and Natipong Srithong were three-under after 12 and 11 holes, respectively, when play was suspended. Thailand’s Jazz Janewattananond and Bangladeshi Siddikur Rahman (both 142) returned matching second round scores of 71.
Indian golfer Rashid Khan fired a two-under 69 to take the joint fifth position after the second round.
Rashid, who had scored a 75 in his opening round, now has a two-day total of 144. He shares the fifth spot with Australia’s Josh Younger (73, 71) and the experienced Thaworn Wiratchat (76, 68) of Thailand.
Bhullar, who is making a comeback after enduring an injury-hit previous season, landed an eagle on the 12th and was at three-under for 12 holes in the second round. At even par for 30 holes, he was tied sixth and three shots behind Chinnarat Phadsungil who was also three-under through 12 holes in the second round.
Among other Indians, Shiv Kapur (even par after 13) was one-over for 31 holes, while Rashid Khan (75-69) was lying 17th. Further down, S Chikka (76-70) and Abhijit Chadha (72-74) had completed their rounds and were tied 35th at four-over. Also at four-over for the tournament were Khalin Joshi, who had four holes left, and Abhinav Lohan, who had nine left. Veteran Jyoti Randhawa recovered from his first round 79 to shoot 68 and looked likely to make the cut at the 48th position. Lying at the same score was SSP Chawrasia, who was three-over through 12 holes in the second round. Shubhankar Sharma (75 and two-over through 16 in the second) also looked set for the weekend action.
Going appears to be tough for Jeev Milkha Singh (76 and three-over through 13 in the second), Himmat Singh Rai (79-71), Kapil Kumar (78-79) and Rahil Gangjee (81 and five-over through 11 in the second).
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