Golf: Shubhankar second, Chiragh tied seventh at Bangladesh Open

Shubhankar Sharma of IndiaDhaka: Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma slipped to the second place following a three-under 68, while his compatriot Chiragh Kumar also dropped two places to be tied seventh as he scored 70 in the second round of the $300,000 Bashundhara Bangladesh Open here on Thursday.

Overnight co-leader Shubhankar bagged five birdies against two bogeys for a 68 as he took his two-day total to 10-under 132 -- one shot behind leader Jazz Janewattananond of Thailand who scored 67 at the Kurmitola Golf Club.

However, he took consolation from the fact that he achieved his two-day target which allowed him to keep up the chase for a breakthrough win in the tournament where he finished third last year.

"The round wasn't as smooth as it was yesterday but it was still a good round. I hit the ball decent although I would like it to be better. Other than that, I played pretty well to hang in there," Shubhankar said in an Asian Tour release.

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Chiragh, meanwhile mixed three birdies and two bogeys to make 70 in the second round as he was tied seventh with a total of four-under 138.

Khalin Joshi (70) and Udayan Mane (68) shared the ninth spot on 139 total, while Rashid Khan was tied 18th on 140 total following a 67.

Sujjan Singh, Honey Baisoya, Mukesh Kumar, Jeev Milkha Singh and M. Dharma made the half-way cut which fell at three-over 145.

Ajeetesh Sandhu, Kapil Kumar, Arjun Prasad and C. Muniyappa were not able to reach the next two rounds of the Asian Tour meet.