Syed Saqib, Wasim are joint second round leaders at Final Qualifying Stage

Syed SaqibAhmedabad: Bengaluru’s Syed Saqib Ahmed (76-71) and Delhi’s Wasim Khan (73-74) led the field after round two of the PGTI’s Final Qualifying Stage for the 2016 season being held at the Kensville Golf & Country Club near Ahmedabad. The two golfers were tied for the lead at three-over-147.

Wasim Khan made three birdies against a bogey and two double bogeys in his round of two-over-74.

“I played well today, hit it close on a number of occasions and also rolled in a long birdie putt on the ninth. However, the two three-putts that led to double bogeys were a big setback. It was a tough scoring day since the pin positions were tricky and it was also windy. It’s great to be the joint halfway leader. I’ll now look to finish the week with some good scores,” said Wasim.

Syed Saqib Ahmed, who shared the lead with Wasim, shot the day’s only sub-par round. His one-under-71 featured four birdies and three bogeys.

Patna-based amateur Aman Raj, Noida golfers Arjun Singh Chaudhri and Raju Singh and Gurgaon’s Kunaal Bhatia were all tied third at four-over-148.

The halfway cut fell at 15-over-159. The top eighty players made the cut.

At the end of round four on Friday, the top 35 players (+ ties) will earn full cards for the 2016 PGTI season.