Bangkok (Sakal Times): Rashid Khan shot a steady 2-under 68 to move into the Top-10 at the US$300,000 Thailand Open on Friday. Rashid, a two-time winner on Asian Tour, had three birdies against one bogey as he was 5-under 135 and five shots off the lead in Tied-7th place.
Meanwhile, S Chikkarangappa, who was T-2 after the first round shot even par 70 to slip tp T-7 alongside Rashid. Chikka shot even par 70 with two bogeys on front nine, which were made up with two birdies on back nine.
Gaganjeet Bhullar (69-71), Viraj Madappa (71-69), Rahil Gangjee (71-69) and Chiragh Kumar (69-71) made the cut at even par and were T-58th. Khalin Joshi (72-76) and Himmat Rai (69-79) missed the cut.
Rough start for Ajeetesh
It was a rough opening for Indians, Ajeetesh Sandhu (77) and Shiv Kapur (79): at the inaugural Shot Clock Masters at Diamond Country Club near Vienna, Austria. Both needed a very strong second round to stay on for the weekend.
Oscar Lengden leads the way at the end of round one. The Swede signed for a six under par round of 66 to top the leaderboard on a day in which the fastest round came in at 55 minutes under the average time across the European Tour in 2018 for 18 holes in three balls.
Daniel Chopra opened with an even par 70 to be placed Tied-62 in the FedEx St. Jude Classic. Chopra, who had three birdies and three bogeys in first eight holes, parred his last 10 holes for a 70.
Steve Stricker (66) was in shared second place with 10 others, as Brandon Harkins (65) lead the field with 65. Stricker and Phil Mickelson shot 4-under 66 to be in an 11-player tie for second -- a stroke behind Power.