Myanmar Open: Kapur top Indian at 12th, four Indians make cut

Three other Indians, Shubhankar Sharma (70-68) in Tied-19th, Jyoti Randhawa (70-69) in Tied-29th and Rahil Gangjee (69-73) in Tied-40th also made the cut alongwith Daniel Chopra (67-71), who with Shubhankar is Tied-19th at the midway stage of the Myanmar Open today.

Shiv Kapur, starting on the back-nine, had three birdies against two bogeys.   -  Getty Images

Shiv Kapur remained the best-placed Indian golfer after he added a one-under 70 to move to tied 12th at the midway stage of the USD 750,000 Leopalace 21 Myanmar Open today.

The leader was Yusaku Miyazoto of Japan with rounds of 67 and 64. Kapur totalled five-under 137 for two days.

Three other Indians, Shubhankar Sharma (70-68) in Tied-19th, Jyoti Randhawa (70-69) in Tied-29th and Rahil Gangjee (69-73) in Tied-40th also made the cut alongwith Daniel Chopra (67-71), who with Shubhankar is Tied-19th.

However six others missed the cut. Three Indians, Rashid Khan (71-73), S. Chikkrangappa (73-71), Chiragh Kumar (68-76) missed the cut by one shot, while Gaganjeet Bhullar (73-73), Mukesh Kumar (71-78) and Jeev Milkha Singh (75-75) also exited early.

Kapur, starting on the back-nine, had three birdies against two bogeys. Japan’s Yusaku Miyazato of Japan fired a seven-under 64 to seize the early lead in the on-going second round.

Miyazoto, 36, remained bogey-free after 36 holes as he led on 11-under 131, three shots ahead of Keith Horne of South Africa at the event sanctioned by the Asian Tour and Japan Golf Tour.

Miguel Tabuena of the Philippines posted a 69 to tie in third place alongside Masahiro Kawamura, who shot a solid 65 to trail the leader by five shots at the Pun Hlaing Golf Club.

Miyazato is the older brother to LPGA player Ai, while 45-year-old Horne, an Asian Tour regular, is searching for his first victory on the Asian Tour after playing in 136 tournaments in the region since 2003.

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