Sharma stays in with chance to make cut; Lahiri to miss it

Sakal Times
Sunday, 12 August 2018

St Louis: Young Shubhankar Sharma negotiated his way through the Bellerive Country Club course in one-under through seven holes in the second round of the PGA Championships when play was stopped because of inclement weather late on Friday. 

At that stage, Sharma, playing his fourth successive Major this year, was 2-under for the tournament and looked set to make his second straight cut in a Major. Earlier he made the cut at the Open Championships last month.

St Louis: Young Shubhankar Sharma negotiated his way through the Bellerive Country Club course in one-under through seven holes in the second round of the PGA Championships when play was stopped because of inclement weather late on Friday. 

At that stage, Sharma, playing his fourth successive Major this year, was 2-under for the tournament and looked set to make his second straight cut in a Major. Earlier he made the cut at the Open Championships last month.

Sharma’s senior colleague Anirban Lahiri had another miserable day on the greens as he missed a bunch of makeable putts and went through a horrible streak of four bogeys in five holes on the back nine to card 3-over 73. 

Put alongside his even Par 70 in the first round, his 3-over 143 may not be enough to see him through to the final two rounds at the 100th PGA Championship at Bellerive.

Gary Woodland shot 4-under 66 to get to 10-under, while in-form Kevin Kisner had a 64 to get to 9-under. Woodland hit 9 of 14 fairways and, for the second straight day, 15 greens in regulation. Tiger Woods birdied three of his first five holes and was at 3 under through his first seven holes. Woods is now 3-under for the tournament.

Sharma missed three putts between 14-16 feet and one under seven feet, but got all pars while he birdied seventh.

  Lahiri missed no less than four putts inside 10 feet. Still he was one-under when he came off the 11th green.

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