Panchkula, Nov 27 (UNI) Karanjit Singh Sandhu sets a new course record as he carded a seven under 65 at the HUDA-GTPL-Unitech Haryana Open here today.
The Delhi professional has two days total of five under 139.
He had carded 74 in the first round. Mukesh Kumar and Gaganjeet Bhullar shot scores of one under 71 to be tied second at four under 140.
The cut was applied at six over 150. Fifty two professionals made the cut.
Sandhu scored birdies on the 11th, and 15th, 16th, 17th to make the turn at four under. Another birdie on the second took his score to five under.
He then missed a chip-putt from the edge of the green on the par three fourth to register his first and last bogey of the day.
Sandhu sank an eagle on the par five eighth when his second shot (3 iron), helped by a good bounce came up just four feet short of the hole. The 27-year-old closed with a birdie on the ninth where he sank a 20 feet putt.
Mukesh Kumar (69, 71) made a promising start to his second round when he sank birdies on the 11th and 12th. He then three-putted on the 14th to concede a bogey. Mukesh birdied the 15th to make the turn at two under. A couple of more three-putts resulted in a bogey on the first and a double bogey on the second. The PGTI Order of Merit leader then pulled back two strokes as he sank birdies on the fifth and seventh.
Kapurthala-based Gaganjeet Bhullar (69, 71) fired birdies on the 17th, 18th, first and dropped bogeys on the 10th, 13th and eighth to join Mukesh in tied second.
Rahul Ganapathy (68, 74), Rafick Ali Mollah (72, 70) and the Chandigarh duo of Randhir Singh Ghotra (71, 71) and local lad Harendra Gupta (74, 68) finished the day in tied fourth place at two under 142.
Feroz Ali Mollah, Mohd Siddikur Rahman and C Muniyappa are all tied eighth with identical totals of one under 143. Chandigarh's Harmeet Kahlon (74, 76) is tied 44th at six over 150.
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