Taipei, Oct 10 : Rising Indian golfer S. Chikka fired an incredible seven-under 65 to share the eighth spot with compatriot Gaganjeet Bhullar, who scored 69 in the second round of the weather-shortened $500,000 Yeangder Tourment Players Championship here on Saturday.
After the second round of play was washed away due to bad weather on Friday, making the Asian Tour event a 54-hole affair, Chikka, who scored an unimpressive 73 on the first day, got into the act early. He made four consecutive birdies starting from the first hole at the Linkou Intertiol Golf and Country Club. The 22-year-old collected further birdies on the sixth and before getting a bogey on the par-four 16th hole. But the Bengalurean finished strongly by getting two more birdies for a 65 that gave him a two-day total of six-under 138 -- five strokes behind Miguel Tabue of the Philippines. IANS