Macao, October 20: Young talent Shubhankar Sharma of Indian gave himself a fighting chance when he signed for a three-under-par 68 to move into contention at the US$500,000 Macao Open on Friday.
The 21-year-old Sharma fired five birdies against one bogey for a two-day total of five-under-par 137, matching the efforts of Thailand’s Prom Meesawat, who was equally impressive following a 67, at the Macau Golf and Country Club.
Sharma’s round of 68 is his best in three appearances at the Macao Open. He had missed the halfway cuts in his last two attempts. Prom, who enjoyed a tied-sixth finish in Chinese Taipei a fortnight ago, stayed on track for a third Asian Tour win after tying the day’s lowest round.
Prom came close to winning the Macao Open in 2014 before settling for tied-second place. He also claimed a tied-eighth place finish in 2012.
The duo is seven shots back of India’s Gaganjeet Bhullar, who leads by three on -11 with six to play.
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