Mission Hills: After the end of the second day’s play India’s Angad Cheema raced to the tied seventh spot overall and second in the Under-21 section. Cheema’s second round score was 71 with five birdies and four bogeys.
The All India Matchplay championships, Cheema has a total of 146, while the leader Japanese teenager Kohei Kinoshita of Japan, who shot a brilliant 66 to take a three shot lead into the third and final round at the Mission Hills golf course.
Among the other Indians Ankur Chadha (84-76) was lying 35th and Vasishta Pawar (81-88) was tied 51st. Among the girls, Aditi Ashok (84-80) was overall 66th and Gursimar Badwal (89-93) was further behind in 72nd place.
Cheema was tied second with England’s Gavin Samuels (73-73) in Under-21 section, while Indonesian Cahyo Adhitomo (71-71) was the leader. Overall leader Kinoshita has rounds of 70 and 66. Overnight leader Masamichi Ito, also in Under-16 category like Kinoshita, was second (68-71) second overall also.
Cheema opened with a birdie and had another on the third, before running into a bogey on fourth. A third birdie followed on sixth, only to be hit by a bogey on seventh. He turned in one-under 35 and then had birdies on 10th and 18th and bogeys on 14th and 17th in between.
By Indian Sports News