Three way tie in Qatar, Gaganjeet Bhullar in T30

Gaganjeet Bhullar shot one under 71 in the second round of the Qatar Open. Coetzee, Lorenzo-Vera and Harding lead by one

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Gaganjeet Bhullar lying T2 in third round of Oman Open

European Tour Release, 08 March 2019: 

South Africans George Coetzee and Justin Harding and France’s Mike Lorenzo-Vera share the halfway lead at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters as they each fired four under par rounds of 68 at Doha Golf Club. Gaganjeet Bhullar golf player shot three birdies adding a 71 to his first round 69, moving to T30 at 4-under 140.

The leading trio started their days one shot behind overnight leaders Adri Arnaus and Justin Walters, but took advantage of calmer conditions in Qatar after high winds on Thursday.

Lorenzo-Vera, out in the first group this morning, birdied the tenth hole, his first, and then made another gain before the turn. A bogey on the first hole was followed by two birdies on the third and fourth holes, before he recorded his fifth birdie of the day on the eighth hole to set the target of eight under par.

Harding, who finished third on the Asian Tour Order of Merit in 2018, made the turn level par but then carded three consecutive birdies from the tenth to 12th holes and rolled in his fifth birdie of the day on the 17th hole to reach eight under. His compatriot Coetzee rounded out the top three after his bogey free effort in the afternoon.

Arnaus, Masahiro Kawamura, Oliver Wilson and Erik van Rooyen share fourth place on seven under par. Eight golfers share eighth place one stroke further back, including Australia’s Deyen Lawson, who made his second hole-in-one of the season on the par three 17th hole – his first of the year came at the Alfred Dunhill Championship in December, also with an eight iron.

Scores after round two:
136 G Coetzee (RSA) 68 68, M Lorenzo-Vera (Fra) 68 68, J Harding (RSA) 68 68, 
137 O Wilson (Eng) 69 68, A Arnaus (Esp) 67 70, M Kawamura (Jpn) 69 68, E Van Rooyen (RSA) 69 68, 
138 N Colsaerts (Bel) 68 70, N Elvira (Esp) 71 67, R Ramsay (Sco) 68 70, K Broberg (Swe) 71 67, A Karlsson (Swe) 72 66, D Lawson (Aus) 70 68, T Detry (Bel) 70 68, J Kruyswijk (RSA) 71 67, 
139 P Waring (Eng) 69 70, J Smith (Eng) 71 68, K Kitayama (USA) 69 70, A Cañizares (Esp) 71 68, B Dredge (Wal) 68 71, N Cullen (Aus) 69 70, 
140 H Leon (Chi) 68 72, J Winther (Den) 70 70, F Zanotti (Par) 72 68, T Aiken (RSA) 71 69, O Fisher (Eng) 73 67, S Soderberg (Swe) 72 68, G Bhullar (Ind) 69 71, J Walters (RSA) 67 73, Y Miyazato (Jpn) 69 71, D Fichardt (RSA) 76 64, G Green (Mas) 71 69, J Dantorp (Swe) 72 68, M Kieffer (Ger) 69 71, A Chesters (Eng) 70 70, 
141 A Saddier (Fra) 72 69, R Macintyre (Sco) 69 72, R Rock (Eng) 72 69, A Sullivan (Eng) 70 71, T Murray (Eng) 73 68, T Jaidee (Tha) 71 70, J Choi (Kor) 72 69, L De Jager (RSA) 74 67, M Schwab (Aut) 72 69, K Samooja (Fin) 71 70, G Forrest (Sco) 69 72, M Lee (Aus) 75 66, J Campillo (Esp) 72 69, 
142 N Johansson (Swe) 70 72, L Herbert (Aus) 69 73, J McLeod (Aus) 72 70, R Karlsson (Swe) 69 73, F Bergamaschi (Ita) 74 68, S Jamieson (Sco) 73 69, M Southgate (Eng) 72 70, D Horsey (Eng) 71 71, M Korhonen (Fin) 72 70, S Manley (Wal) 69 73, 
143 C Bezuidenhout (RSA) 72 71, L Johnston (Sco) 72 71, T Bjørn (Den) 72 71, K Koivu (Fin) 73 70, R Fisher (Eng) 69 74, A Otaegui (Esp) 71 72, T Pulkkanen (Fin) 72 71, L Slattery (Eng) 69 74, B Stone (RSA) 71 72, B Wiesberger (Aut) 72 71, A Björk (Swe) 73 70, P Figueiredo (Por) 73 70, C Paisley (Eng) 74 69, P Larrazábal (Esp) 74 69, W Nienaber (am) (RSA) 75 68,