Kapur eyes comeback #PerthIntl

Fri 26 Feb 2016

Kapur eyes comeback #PerthIntl

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Perth, Australia, February 26: India’s Shiv Kapur is ready to surmount a quick comeback after struggling to a one-over-par 73 at second round of the ISPS Handa Perth International on Friday.
Having started the day tied for second, Kapur cut a frustrated figure in his front-nine where he was staring at an outward 40 at the turn.
He started well with a birdie on the second hole but dropped five shots starting from the sixth hole to the ninth with three bogeys and one double-bogey.
“It was not great. I started off pretty steady and gave myself a lot of chances. But I let it slip towards the end of the front nine, which is quite disappointing.
“I hit two bad shots, made a double and two bogeys in a hurry,” said Kapur.
The Indian managed to regain his composure and got back into the game with three birdies in his inward-nine.
“When I made the turn, I said, you still can fight back.  I felt I was playing good and I knew I could bounce back.
“It's nice to fight back and have a little bit of a better taste in my mouth and not a bitter one as I was walking off the ninth green,” said the Indian.
Although Kapur was feeling the effects of a shoulder injury, he was quick to rule that out for his erratic form at the Lake Karrinyup Country Club.
“No, it's not the shoulder.  That would be making an excuse.  My shoulder was a lot worse yesterday, but much better today.
“I just had a couple of bad swings and I got a little impatient to be honest on the eighth and ninth holes. There's obviously two rounds still to go, so a good round tomorrow could put me back in it,” said Kapur.
Kapur, along with compatriots Himmat Rai, Chiragh Kumar and Gaganjeet Bhullar will progress into weekend rounds.
The ISPS Handa Perth International is the only golf tournament in Australia to be tri-sanctioned by the Asian Tour, PGA Tour of Australasia and European Tour and sees the best players from the Tour returning to Australia after seven years.
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