Indian trio in top 10 at Indonesia Open

Natipong fights off a fever and shares the halfway lead at the Bank BRI Indonesia Open. Udayan, Khalin and Bhullar lying in top ten. Randhawa at T13.

Khalin Joshi of India at T4 in the second round of Indonesia Open

July 13, 2018: Indian trio Udayan Mane, Khalin Joshi and Gaganjeet Bhullar sharing the leader board in top ten at the end of second round on Friday. Joining the bunch in top twenty, the other Indian Jyoti Randhawa tie for thirteenth place with six-under two day total.

Udayan and Khalin carded similar four-under-par 68 to maintain their consistency on day two, sharing the fourth place just two shots behind the lead. Gaganjeet Bhullar bounced back with his brilliant form to score flawless five-under 67 and lying at T8.

"Can't put too much importance. Need to treat it like a normal week" - Udayan Mane
                                                                         Udayan Mane of India

Udayan managed well to stay in the hunt by scoring seven birdies and three bogies to close with four-under-par 68 in the second round. Khalin shot five birdies and a lone bogey to align with Udayan at nine-under total.

Natipong Srithong of Thailand shot a second-round seven-under-par 65 to grab a share of the lead with South Africa’s Justin Harding at the US$500,000 Bank BRI Indonesia Open.

The one-time Asian Tour champion, who had just recovered from an illness, traded eight birdies against a lone bogey for an 11-under-par 133 total at the Pondok Indah Golf Course.

Harding continued his outstanding form as he signed for a 66 following a 67 yesterday. The 32-year-old was bogey-free and he missed only two fairways on Friday.

Matthew Millar of Australia is one shot behind the leaders in lone third place after carding a 68. He has missed only two fairways in the second round and sunk birdies on the holes two, three, 11 and 14.

Rattanon Wannasrichan rode on a hot putter to sign for a 65, which is tied with compatriot Natipong for the lowest score of the round. He shared fourth place with Zimbabwe’s Scott Vincent (66), as well as Indians Udayan Mane (68) and Khalin Joshi (68).

Chapchai Nirat of Thailand, Sihwan Kim of the United States and two-time Indonesia Open champion Gaganjeet Bhullar shot matchings 67s and are in tied-eighth.

The cut line of the Bank BRI Indonesia Open was set at one-over-par and 76 players progressed to the weekend.


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