Abu Dhabi C'ship: Chawrasia slips in second round

S. S. P. Chawrasia slipped to tied 62nd in the second round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championships on Friday.

India's S. S. P. Chawrasia in action at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.   -  Getty Images

A terrible start with three bogeys in a space of four holes from third to sixth holes put S. S. P. Chawrasia on the cutline and he will be looking at the closing scores to see whether he makes the cut for the weekend at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championships on Friday.

Chawrasia, winner of two events last including one on European Tour at the Hero Indian Open, is now Tied-62nd. Top-70 and ties make the cut. In the morning, when the first round ended, Chawrasia, with his 68, was Tied-10th, but then slipped greatly in the second round, during which his only birdie was on the 17th.

Two-time Major winner, Martin Kaymer, shot a second successive 66 to move into the pole position, one shot ahead of Rafa Cabrera Bello (67-66). Kaymer, who had eight birdies in the first round, fired six birdies and an eagle in the second round. In both rounds he had two bogeys each.

Spaniard Cabrera-Bello did not miss a single cut in the 2016 European Tour season as he made his Ryder Cup debut, but he is without a win since 2012 when he won the Dubai Desert Classic.

Tommy Fleetwood (67-67), Paul Dunne (68-66) and Kiradech Aphibarnrat (66-68) were tied for third, while four others including first round leader, Henrik Stenson (64-71) and Pablo Larrazl, the 2014 champion, were tied sixth.