The going was tough for India, who slipped from the second to third position on the second day of the biennial Asia-Pacific Golf Championships for the Nomura Cup at the Nadatola Bay Club.
Australia stayed on top with a second round total of 212, five worse than the first round to lead at 419. They were 12 shots clear of South Korea, who jumped up the leaderboard with 213, and from a 10-shot deficit against India.
India dropped to 226 for a total of 434
The Indian quartet dropped to over-par scores as Abhijit Chadha and Khalin Joshi turned in cards of three-over 75 each. Chadha was even par for two rounds and Joshi was one-over, just as Chikkarangappa, with a 76, was. Angad Cheema collapsed with an 83 to be 10-over after two rounds.
Aditi leads over Neha
Bangalore: Amateur Aditi Ashok, playing her first event alongside professionals, started off with a bogey-free card for a one-shot lead in the first round of the Hero KGA Tournament on Wednesday. Aditi, 13, shot a 70 to be a shot ahead of Neha Tripathy and Saaniya Sharma.