Lahiri two off the lead, Jeev misses out at European Masters

Crans Montana: Finishing blues saw Anirban Lahiri slip down the leader-board but he was still only two shots behind the leader, while Jeev Milkha Singh missed the cut after the second round of the Omega European Masters at the picturesque Crans-sur-Sierre here.

Lahiri, who shot eight-under 63 in the first round, hit a double bogey on 16th and slid down.

He was two-under through 15 holes in second round and in shared lead, when a double bogey on the par-three 16th cost him heavily.

He finished the second round at even-par 71 and a total of eight-under, the same as first day.

But he slipped from first to eighth, as veteran Thomas Bjorn (66) and Stephen Gallacher (65) were in tied first place at 10-under.

Five players, Danny Willett (69-67), Victor Dubuisson (68-65), Richard Finch (67-66) 65-68), Tommy Fleetwood (65-68) and Miguel Angel Jimenez (65-68) were all tied at nine-under.

Shiv Kapur ensured he would play the weekend rounds with cards of 70 and 69, while
Gaganjeet Bhullar, who shot 68 in first round, battled to an even-par 71. Kapur and Bhullar were tied 30th at three-under 139.

Jeev was set to make the cut at one-under as he overcame early problems to get back to two-over for the day but then a double-bogey on the 18th saw him miss the cut.

He earlier had four bogeys and a double bogey besides four birdies in his 75 after a first
round 68. SSP Chowrasia (73-71), C Muniyappa (71-74), Digvijay Singh (78-68) and Himmat Rai (73-74) also missed the cut.


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