Moscow: Jyoti Randhawa was the best placed Indian golfer midway through the second round of the M2M Russian open here on Friday.
Randhawa, who is playing a limited schedule last two years, scored two-over 73 in the second round to aggregate one-under 141 for 36 holes.
The Indian had five birdies against two bogeys on first day for a 68 and then had an eagle, a double bogey and two bogeys in the second round.
Rahil Gangjee, who had a 68 on first day was two-over through nine holes in second round and was one-under for 27 holes.
SSP Chawrasia hung in by a slender thread with rounds of 72 and 71 and he was one-over 143 as the cut looked likely at even par or one-over.
Khalin Joshi, 74 in first round was two-over in second to be five-over after 26 holes, while Gaganjeet Bhullar continued his struggle after a first round 80 and two-under through 13 holes in second round. But at seven-over for the tournament with five holes left, he looks likely to miss the cut.
Bradley Dredge moved into the lead with rounds of 66-66 and he was 10-under, while Daniel Gaunt (65-69) was eight-under and sole second.
Ben Evans (67-68), Pablo Martin Benavides (68-67) were at seven-under as was Thailand's Thitiphun Chuayproakong, who had six more left in second round.