Lahiri is best Indian at tied 14th after Rd 2 at Hua Hin

PTI| Last Updated: Jan 17, 2014, 19:46 PM IST

Hua Hin (Thailand): Anirban Lahiri dropped a bogey at the very end to finish with a card of one-under 71 and lie tied 14th place at the halfway stage of the USD 1 million King`s Cup Golf here on Friday.

Lahiri at four-under 140 was the best among the four Indians, who made the cut for weekend action.

Rahil Gangjee (71-71) at tied 26th, SSP Chowrasia (70-73) at tied 30th and Jyoti Randhawa (70-75) at tied 42nd were the others to make the cut.

Missing the cut were Chiragh Kumar (75-74), Abhinav Lohan (75-74), Sujjan Singh (75-76), Digvijay Singh (72-79), Himmat Rai (77-75).

Thailand`s Prom Meesawat maintained his share of the lead with Sweden`s Rikard Karlberg. Like Prom, who posted a second round one-under 71, Karlberg also continued to contend strongly at the Asian Tour season-ending event by signing for a two-day total of eight-under 136 at the Black Mountain Golf Club, which is his home course.

The 42-year-old Mo Joong-kyung of Korea showed he is capable of matching his younger rivals stride for stride when he got back into the groove with a 68 to trail the leaders by one in third place.

Japan`s Kodai Ichihara gave himself a glimmer of hope of saving his Tour card after a 68 gave him a share of fourth place alongside Australia`s
Adam Groom, Kieran Pratt, Chinese Taipei`s Lin Wen-tang as well as Thailand`s Chawalit Plaphol and Pavit Tangkamolprasert.

Despite dominating the King`s Cup for two consecutive days, Prom knows he has to remain patient if he wants to end his eight-year title drought and make up for the heartbreak of losing in two play-offs in the Philippines and Hong Kong late last year.

"It`s going to be a tough weekend as the door is still open for everyone. I just want to maintain my composure and get an under-par score for the next two days," said Prom.