New Delhi, Nov 3: India’s Shiv Kapur moved to the top of the leaderboard by carding a second round three-under-par 69 at the Panasonic Open India on Friday.
Starting the day in second place, the two-time Asian Tour winner moved quickly ahead with two birdies in his opening four holes on the back-nine 10. He birdied 18 to turn in 33 before adding another on the par-five first.
“Going into the weekend, I’ll be very happy if I can do the same for the first two rounds. If 20-under-par isn’t good enough for a win, then hats off to the person who beats me,” said Kapur
A double-bogey six on three pegged him back momentary but he responded with another birdie on the eighth hole to post a two-day total of 10-under-par 134 at the Delhi Golf Club.
S.S.P. Chawrasia remained in contention for another Panasonic Open India victory after he signed for a 69.
Chawrasia, who won the 2014 Panasonic Open India, enjoyed a bogey-free round that was highlighted by three birdies on holes six, eight and 13.
Divyanshu Bajaj ensured a strong Indian presence on the leaderboard when he signed for a 68 to trail Kapur by two shots at the US$400,000 event.
The Panasonic Open India is sanctioned by the Asian Tour and Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) and is the second leg of the Panasonic Swing, which is an aggregate points race that spans five events – in Thailand, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Japan.