Kapur makes cut in BMW International Open

Munich: It was a mixed day for India in the BMW International Open with Shiv Kapur carding 71 to make the cut but senior pro Jeev Milkha Singh falling by the wayside after the second round.

Kapur (70,71), who was 32nd at the end of the first round, was 36th after his second with a total of 141, but with more golfers still to finish their round, the Indian was expected to move up.

Jeev, however, made things difficult for himself with a 76 in the first round and though he carded an improved 73 in the second round, he finished way down and missed the cut.

Swede Henrik Stenson, who shot 64 and 70 in the two rounds, shared the lead with South African Gerry Coetzee (67-67). The duo was one ahead of Bradley Dredge (70-66). Lloyd Saltman and Peter Lawrie were at the third spot.

Kapur suffered a mid-round lapse today, when he had three bogeys between the seventh and the 12th.

After two birdies on fifth and sixth, Kapur dropped a bogey on seventh and added two more bogeys on 10th and 11th, before stopping the trend with a birdie on 12th hole.

A bogey on the 14th hole again set him back but the Indian bounced back with a couple of birdies at the 15th and 16th hole for a sub-par 71 and a total of three-under 141.

Kapur had three birdies on front nine and then bogeys on 10th, 13th and 15th, before two birdies on 16th and 18th saw him finish on 70 in the first round.

Jeev had just two birdies, four double bogeys and a triple bogey on third during his miserable 76. In the second round, he was better off with two birdies and three bogeys, with the finish being spoiled for the second day running.


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