Delhi NCR Cup: Vinay shoots 2-under to grab one-shot lead

Vinay shoots 2-under to grab lead at Delhi NCR CupNew Delhi: Vinay Kumar Yadav brought in the first under-par card of the tournament while shooting a 2-under par 70 to grab a one-shot lead at the end of the second round of the Delhi NCR Cup being held at the Delhi Golf Club here on Wednesday. Vinay was two-over 146 after his second-round effort.

Jaibir Singh from Bangalore was placed second at 147 while statement Yashas Chandra was third just a shot behind. Delhi’s Shubham Narain was fourth at 149 while overnight leader Aalaap slipped to the fifth position at 150. Tapendra Ghai, Amir Khan and Varun Parikh were all tied for the sixth place at 152.

As many as 34 players made it to the last two rounds after the cut was applied at 14-over with Rayhan Thomas from the UAE and Stephen Machin from Scotland being the international players from a pack of ten to make the cut.

Local lad Vinay after a par start, made a bogey on the second but steadied his game post the mistake and stayed away from the danger. A birdie on the sixth was followed by an eagle on the par-5 eighth which helped him take the turn at 2-under. He began the back nine with a bogey which he nullified with a birdie on the par-4 15th. An eventful last three holes saw him make a bogey on the 16th before signing off with a birdie.

Top scores (after 36 holes)

146 Vinay Kumar Yadav (76, 70); 147 Jaibir Singh (74, 73); 148 Yashas Chandra (76, 72); 149 Shubham Narain (75, 74); 150 Aalaap I.L (73, 77); 152 Tapendra Ghai (75, 77), Amir Khan (77, 75), Varun Parikh (78, 74); 153 Gagan Verma (73, 80), Arjun Chandnani (73, 80), 153 Anant Ahlawat (75, 78), Yuvraj Sandhu (75, 78), Viren Thapar (75, 78), Rohan Dhole Patil (78, 75), Jaiveer Atwal (80, 73), Saarthak Chhibber (80, 73), Rayhan Thomas (83, 70)