Gaurav Pratap Singh slips to T10
Yangon: Gaurav Pratap Singh fumbled on the back nine to slip to tied 10th and seven of his compatriots made the halfway cut to hang around for weekend action in the USD 300,000 Myanmar Open golf tournament.
Of the nine-member Indian contingent, only Gurki Shergill (145) failed to make the cut, having fallen two shots of the 143-mark.
Japan's Tetsuji Hiratsuka fired seven-under 65 for a two-day total of 15-under 129 that fetched him a five-shot cushion ahead of Hideto Tanihara and Prayad Marksaeng.
Overnight tied fifth, Gaurav Pratap Singh (137) was three-under after a flawless front nine but he dropped three bogeys, as against a couple of birdies, on his way back to settle for a two-under 70 card.
"My round was okay but I could have finished better if not for a couple of bad decisions," Gaurav later said.
"I saw my score after the first nine and knew I was right up there but I told myself to stay calm and just play my game," he added.
Anirban Lahiri fired a four-under 68 to soar to tied 13th, one shot behind Gaurav.
Trailing Lahiri by one shot was Gaganjeet Bhullar, who turned in an identical 68 to lie tied 21st.
Himmat Rai (141) carded one-under 71 to join eight others at the 41st place, one shot ahead of Kolkata pro Rahil Gangjee (69) and Indian Open champions C Muniyappa, who share the 50th place.
Further one shot behind was the Firoz Ali-Digvijay Singh duo, having carded 67 and 73 respectively to lie tied 58th.