Kapur in joint lead after rd2 of KLM Open

Shiv Kapur put himself in contention for his maiden European Tour title.

Hilversum (Netherlands): Shiv Kapur put
himself in contention for his maiden European Tour title after
jumping into joint lead with a steady two-under 68 in the
second round of the KLM Open golf tournament here.

Overnight joint third, Kapur slotted in three birdies
against a lone bogey in a fine performance to total
eight-under 132 and share the lead with Belgian Nicolas
Colsaerts (70).

"I thought I played quite well yesterday and was keen to
bring this form into today`s play. I started slowly with pars
on the first seven holes and constantly improved from there.
If I can carry this form into the next two days then I will be
in a good position for a strong finish," Kapur said after the

Kapur`s only professional triumph has come at the 2005
Volvo Masters of Asia. The Delhi-pro has been in good form
after the mid-season break and was leading at one stage in the
Czech Open which took place last month.

Among other Indians, Jeev Milkha Singh was tied for the
sixth spot after returning a brilliant five-under 65, which
included six birdies against a bogey, in the second round.

Jeev`s overall total stood at six-under 134.

However, it was curtains for Jyoti Randhawa, who missed
the cut despite an improved card of two-under 68, which
comprised four birdies and two bogeys.

Randhawa, who turned in a 74 in the opening round,
finished with a total of two-over 142.