Kapur drops to 14th in Czech Open, Chowrasia misses cut

Celadna (Czech Republic): Shiv Kapur managed just one birdie on the second day as he dropped from sole lead to shared 14th at the midway stage of the Czech Open 2010 at the Prosper Golf Club in this holiday resort.

Kapur added a two-over 74 to his 66 from first day to drop to four-under 140 Friday. His compatriot SSP Chowrasia missed the cut with rounds of 76 and 81.

Peter Hanson shares the lead on seven under par with fellow Swede Fredrik Widmark. Hanson, who received an invitation to the event Monday, added a 70 to his opening 67.

One behind the leaders are Ireland`s Peter Lawrie, who in contrast bogeyed two of the last four, Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts, Argentina`s Clodomiro Carranza and another Swede, Fredrik Andersson Hed.

England`s Simon Dyson, who is one spot below Hanson in the cup race with only one more week to come, is on five under.

Thirteen players are separated by only two shots at the halfway stage.

“I left four or five shots out there, but I`m feeling good about my game. I`m driving okay and hit my irons shots very nicely. It is all about making those putts. I felt I could go low today and had a lot of opportunities on our front nine,” Hanson said.

Widmark is 1,354th - joint last - on the world rankings after having a shoulder surgery and then breaking his wrist falling off the roof of his home. The injury was so severe that he was told at one point he might have to have his arm amputated and had only a ten per cent chance of playing golf again.

The 34-year-old not only made his first halfway cut of the season on The European Tour, but caught Hanson by grabbing three birdies in his last four holes for a 67.


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