Six Indians, including Rahil Gangjee and Anirban Lahiri, stayed in hunt for Asian Tour playing rights for the new season even though it was end of all roads for the likes of Harmeet Kahlon and Gurbaaz Mann.
Six of the 15 Indians made the cut in round two of the final stage of Asian Tour's Qualifying School for 2009 today with Lahiri and Feroz Ali Mollah sharing the 39th spot with an identical aggregate of 146.
After the cut was set at 151, six Indians who found themselves in the safe zone were Lahiri (146), Mollah (146), Amandeep Johl (147), C Muniyappa (148), Gangjee (149) and Himmat Singh Rai (150).
Their unlucky compatriots who failed to make the cut included Karanjit Singh Sandhu (153), Harmeet Kahlon (156), Manav Jaini (156), Sujjan Singh (157), Vikrant Chopra (157), Ashok Kumar (159), Gurbaaz Mann (161) and Ajeetesh Sandhu (161).
Chiragh Kumar had earlier withdrawn in round two after having shot 83 in the opening round.
PGTI member Mohd Siddikur Rahman of Bangladesh also made the cut as he totalled 147 after round two.
A total of 120 players made the cut today and they will now battle to make it to the top 80 and ties, in the fourth round on Friday.
Only the top 40 and ties from the fifth and final round on Saturday will gain playing rights for the 2009 season.