Nov 16, 2019: Australia’s Adam Blyth rediscovered the spark in his game by firing a superb nine-under-par 63 to grab a share of the second round lead with compatriot Terry Pilkadaris and India’s Shiv Kapur at the Panasonic Open India on Saturday,
Blyth, who has limited starts on the Asian Tour, made the best of his sponsor’s invitation by firing nine birdies to soar to the top of the leaderboard with his two-day total of 10-under-par 134.
Pilkadaris, who is searching for his first Asian Tour win since 2005, continued his charge by returning with a 68 to stake his place atop the leaderboard at the US$400,000 event, which will now be contested over 54 holes.
Kapur only needed 25 putts in his second round where he mixed his card with six birdies and a bogey to remain on course for his second Panasonic Open India win after his victory in 2017.
Chinese Taipei’s Hung Chien-yao also kept himself in contention by posting a 69 to head into the final round two shots back of the leaders together with Bangladeshi Siddikur Rahman.
Siddikur has finished second on three occasions at the Panasonic Open India and knows he stands a good chance of a grandstand finish with the form he is enjoying at the Classic Golf and Country Club.
The cut was set at one-over-par with 67 progressing into the third and final round which will be played on Sunday.