Wiratchant leads at Indian Open

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:52 IST

Asia's number one golfer Thawar Wiratchant is the leader at the halfway stage of the Hero Honda Indian Open in Delhi.

Wiratchant leads at Indian Open
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New Delhi:

Asia's number one golfer Thawar Wiratchant is the leader at the halfway stage of the Hero Honda Indian Open in Delhi. Wiratchant is at 10 under par, but plenty of Indians are still in contention. Harmeet Kahlon is tied for second at 9 under par while Arjun Atwal is at 6 under par. A total of 30 Indians made the cut which was at even par. Shiv Kapur, the Asian Games gold medallist from the Busan Games is one of seven Indians tied for 17th place at five under par, though the highest ranked Indian is Harmeet Kahlon. Tied for second, he shot an 8 under par 64 today. But there's no doubt that Arjun Atwal is the crowd favourite at the Delhi Golf Club this week and all the home support certainly seemed to work for the only Indian who plies his trade on the US PGA tour. He shot a 4 under par on the second day for a two-day total of 6 under par. And he's now tied for 12th place. "Today was much better. I had a couple of looks, and a couple of swings and I was hitting the ball right where I wanted, but yesterday was really bad. I was having three four looks, not sure where I wanted to hit. So, I feel myself improving," said Atwal. The members of the Indian contingent remaining after the halfway cut will have to play some good golf to make sure that the likes of Thaworn Wiratchan and Gerald Rosales don't run away with the US$ 47,000 prize.

Topics : Golf
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