Yangon: Gaganjeet Bhullar and Ajeetesh Sandhu were the only two Indians making the cut as eight others fell by the way side at the midway stage of the Zaykabar Myanmar Open on Friday.
Bhullar, winner of two Asian Tour titles, shot even par 72 following his first round 68 and at four-under 140 for two rounds, he was tied 39th, down from overnight 20th.
Sandhu, one of the upcoming Indian pros, added a two-under 70 to his first round 71 and at three-under 141 he was tied 56th as the cut came at three-under.
Rahil Gangjee (74-68) finished with two birdies and Chiragh Kumar (74-68) had a birdie finish, but both still missed the cut by one in tied 71st place.
Other Indians missing the cut were Feroze Ali (71-73) in 96th place, Gaurav Ghei (73-72) and Himmat Rai (74-71), Sujjan Singh (73-74), Digvijay Singh (75-73) and Manav Jaini (76-76).
Scott Hend of Australia took advantage of his booming drives, shooting a five-under-par 67 to take the halfway lead.
Overnight joint leader Hend, a winner on the Asian Tour, held a one-shot lead over Thailand?s rising star Kiradech Aphibarnrat with a two-day total of 13-under-par 131 at the Royal Mingalardon Golf and Country Club.
Kiradech, who won his first Asian Tour title last year, shot a solid 66 while countryman Chinnarat Phadungsil (68) and Ben Fox (69) of the United States were a further shot back on 133 at the USD 300,000 event, returning on the Asian Tour after a one year lapse.