Paul Peterson (Usa) 64 (-8), Total 133 (-11)
It feels good to see my putts rolling in and being able to hit some good shots especially the par-fives. I managed to hit three of the par-fives in two and that was the key for scoring especially on the par-fives. It was good to score well on the par-five. I was really consistent and hit a lot of fairways and greens. It would have been even better if I holed more putts. They were a little slower but I’ll make some adjustments tomorrow. I’m happy to be where I am.
Shiv Kapur (Ind) Second round 69 (-3), Total 134 (-10)
All things considered, I did well today. I played my opening nine holes (10-18) pretty solid and I didn’t miss a shot. Although, I made one bad swing at the third as I was trying to do too much with the shot. I was trying to turn the ball around the corner, but I hit it into the bush and made double bogey. But, I felt that I hung in there quite well for the rest of the round and didn’t let it slip away. I scored a birdie on 8th and par on 9th, so there’s positive momentum going into the weekend. During the press conference I mentioned that 15-under-par is the winning score, but looking at the way the leading golfers are playing, it will probably even more. 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.
S.S.P. Chawrasia (Ind) Second round 69 (-3), Total 136 (-8)
I carded three-under-par today and five-under-par yesterday, so I’m really happy at the moment. I hit some bad shots today, but I was able to recover well. At the 16th, I drove left into the bush, chipped out and managed to hit the green from 207 yards. Then, I sunk a 20-feet putt to save par. For sure, that hole boosted my confidence for the rest of the round.
Shamim Khan (Ind) Second round 69 (-3), Total 135 (-9)
I had an exceptional front-nine as I was four-under through five holes and five-under through eight holes. But then missed some short putts on the back-nine that resulted in two bogeys. I hit it pretty close on the front-nine and left myself birdie putts from a range of seven feet on four occasions. The best birdie of the day was the 15-footer on the third. My putting was quite consistent. I need to improve on my tee shots if I have to have a chance here. I have a good platform for the last two rounds, just need to keep the errors out from here on.
Divyanshu Bajaj (Ind) Second round 68 (-4), Total 136 (-8)
I’m feeling great about my game. I’ve been playing well in the second half of the year, evident from the good finish at the TAKE Solutions Masters. Weekend strategy? Well, I just want to play my game, keep out of trouble and hopefully I’ll be in a good position come Sunday.