Jakarta: At least three Indians, including Gaganjeet Bhullar were assured of making the cut while the fate of three others hung in balance as the second day of the Indonesian Masters was cut short by threats of lightning on Friday.
Bhullar, the only Indian still sub-par after two rounds, had a second round of 72 to be tied 32nd with total of one-under 143 while Sujjan Singh added a 73 to his first round 72 to be one-over for 36 holes in tied 42nd place.
Digvijay Singh (73-73) looked likely to make the weekend rounds at tied 62nd. The top 65 play the last two rounds.
Malaysia`s Shaaban Hussin (nine-under 135) took the surprise clubhouse lead, without hitting a single par in his first nine holes today.
The Malaysian posted a five-under-par 67 where he mixed his card with six birdies against three bogeys in the first nine at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club.
Amandeep Johl was even par through 14 holes and two-over for the tournament, but he was right on the expected cut line of two-over. Just one below the cut line at three-over 147 was Manav Jaini (74-73) and Anirban Lahiri made a good recovery
with a 71 after first round 76.
However Himmat Rai (76-72), Vikrant Chopra (73-75), Firoz Ali (72-80), Gaurav Ghei (12 over with two holes to play), Jyoti Randhawa (77-80) were unlikely to make the cut.
Shaaban`s two-day total of nine-under-par 135 equalled his best two-day score at the 2009 Brunei Open.
Thailand`s Pariya Junhasavasdikul shot the best round of the week so far with a superb 65 to share second place with countryman Kiradech Aphibarnrat in the USD 750,000 showpiece.
Shaaban, a former Malaysian amateur number one, earned his Asian Tour card in 2010 but struggled with consistency where he only posted one top-10 in Cambodia.