Chawrasia follows 68 with 75, may miss cut at KLM Open

SSP Chawrasia suffered a testing time as he went four-over 75 with five bogeys, a double bogey and three birdies. At one-over 143, he dropped from T-21 to T-81st, but a lot of players were still out on the course.

SSP Chawrasia is a winner of three European Tour events.   -  Getty Images

SSP Chawrasia followed up a good first round show with a dismal four-over 75 at the KLM Open and is in danger of missing the cut at the European Tour event, here today.

Things were worse for Chiragh Kumar (76-72) and Jeev Milkha Singh (75-76) and both are headed for an early exit.

Chawrasia, winner of three European Tour events, including the Indian Open this season, shot a bogey free three-under 68 in the first round to be placed Tied-21st. But in the second round today, he suffered a testing time as he went four-over 75 with five bogeys, a double bogey and three birdies. At one-over 143, he dropped from T-21 to T-81st, but a lot of players were still out on the course.

The top 65 and ties make the weekend and currently the cut looks imminent at one-under or even par.

Meanwhile the man in form, Scot Hend of Australia, who lost a play-off last week, was back in contention as he shot 67 and 68 to be seven-under and Tied-third. He was the clubhouse leader, as overnight leader, Ben Evans (65) was three-under through seven holes to be nine-under with 11 holes to play.

Bernd Wiesberger (66) was three-under through 11 and had a total of eight-under to be second.

On Thursday, Dutch amateur Rowin Caron grabbed the headlines on day one after a brilliant opening round of five under par 66 that saw the 23-year-old move into a tie for second place, just one stroke behind Englishman Evans. Caron, who is in his final year at Florida State University, produced a fine first round performance at the tournament’s new home, The Dutch, as he joined a seven-strong group of players sitting just one stroke behind Evans.

Evans is looking to avoid a repeat of last season when he had to wait until the last event of the season - the UBS Hong Open - to retain his playing privileges on the European Tour and the 26-year-old certainly made a perfect start in his bid to secure his European Tour future for 2017.