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Indians golfers disappoint at British Open

india Updated: Mar 26, 2008 20:40 IST

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Jyoti Randhawa and his compatriots cut a sorry figure as none of the Indians could lay their hands on four British Open tickets that were up for grabs in the International Final Qualifying Asia that concluded here on Wednesday.

Malaysia's Danny Chia (138) earned his second appearance at the British Open after winning the qualifying with a second successive three-under 69 and he will be joined by Adam Blyth (139) at Royal Birkdale, England in July after the Australian carded a sparkling 66 at Sentosa Golf Club's Serapong course.

Lam Chih Bing (140) of Singapore and Filipino Angelo Que (140) survived a thrilling play-off against Japan's Tomohiro Kondo (140) to earn the last two tickets.

Among the Indians, the trio of Randhawa (77), Digvijay Singh (75) and Gurbaaz Mann (82) did not turn up for the second round after their disastrous opening round, while Rahil Gangjee (144) carded a vastly improved five-under 67 to finish tied 19th.

It, however, was of little consolation to the Kolkata pro whose goose was cooked by a nightmarish opening round of 77 on Tuesday.

A ropey opening round of 75 meant Shiv Kapur (147) was never actually in the hunt and the Delhi pro turned in 72 today to finish tied 31st.

For Amandeep Johl (153), it went bad to worse and the Chandigarh pro finished tied 51st after rounds of 74 and 79.

Leading second round scores:

138: Danny Chia (Mas) 69-69

139: Adam Blyth (Aus) 73-66

140: Lam Chih Bing (Sin) 72-68, Angelo Que (Phi) 69-71, Tomohiro Kondo (Jpn) 70-70.