Hua Hin, Feb 13: Indian golfer Arjun Atwal fired five-under 67 to jump 55 places and finished joint 35th, while Shiv Kapur slipped down with a 73 after the second round of the iugural $2 million True Thailand Classic here on Friday.
Former Asian Tour champion in 2003, Atwal made amends for his one-over 73 first round performance at the Black Mountain Golf Club. Atwal had six birdies on the first, second, fourth, 10th, 12th and 17th against a lone bogey on the sixth. Atwal has a total score of four-under 140.
On the contrary, Shiv, who was fifth with a 66 Thursday, carded one-over 73. His struggled put him down to tied 29th place.
Other Indians in the fray, Jyoti Randhawa and Anirban Lahiri shared 48th position with 14 others. They have three-under 141 as total scores.
Veteran golfer S.S.P. Chowrasia scored 71 to qualify to the third round as the halfway cut was set at two-under with a total of 79 players making it into the weekend rounds.
Gaganjeet Bhullar, Rahil Gangjee, Rashid Khan and Jeev Milkha Singh missed the cut. IANS