Chowrasia best Indian at 20th, Jeev misses cut
Wentworth (UK): SSP Chowrasia carded a second straight even-par 71 to stay tied 20th but Jeev Milkha
Singh (72) missed the cut despite an improved performance in
the second round of the BMW PGA Golf Championships.
Also making the halfway cut was Shiv Kapur as he made up
for a first-round 74 with an even-par 71. At three-over 145,
he was tied 46th with the likes of Martin Kaymer and Rory
Jeev missed the cut with a second round of 72 that
followed a first round 75. Also missing the cut at the same
number of 147 was US Open champion Graeme McDowell (75-72).
Luke Donald, who shot a stunning 64 on first day, was
still in lead, though he shared it with teenager Matteo
Manassero (66-70) and Alvaro Quiros (69-67).
Tees were put back and some stiff pin placements kept
scoring in check all day, and Donald`s six-under total kept
him in the lead with big-hitting Quiros and Italian teen
Lee Westwood, needing to finish ahead of Donald to
prevent his compatriot snatching the world number one spot,
reduced the arrears from eight shots to five with a two-under
South African Thomas Aiken matched Quiros` 67 to claim a
share of fourth place alongside BMW International Open winner
David Horsey and Spain`s Jos? Manuel Lara on four-under.
As Donald leads at midway stage for the second year in a
row, Manassero at 18 could become the youngest winner of the
European Tour`s flagship event.