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Jet-lagged Kapur tied 8th; Chowrasia, Jeev make the cut
sportsdesk@hindustantimes.com, Agencies
September 21, 2012
First Published: 23:40 IST(21/9/2012)
Last Updated: 23:42 IST(21/9/2012)

Hyogo (Japan): Jet-lagged Shiv Kapur battled his way to a superb three-under 68 for a share of the eighth spot after the second round of the Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open here on Friday.

Kapur, who shot 67 in the first round, is now seven-under 135 for 36 holes. Kapur is three shots behind leader 46-year-old veteran Hiroyuki Fujita (68), who after four birdies and one bogey in second round is at 10-under for two rounds at the Higashi Hirono Golf Club.

Three other Indians made the cut. Jeev Milkha Singh, who shot 67 on first day, had an even-par 71 with two birdies and two bogeys to be tied 25th at four-under. SSP Chowrasia (67) and Chiragh Kumar (72) were at one-under and tied 59th for two rounds.

Title for Nalini
Gurgaon: Nalini Singh Siwach clinched the Hero-DLF GCC trophy, the fifth leg of the Hero-WGAI Tour, here on Friday.
Nalini totalled 217, four clear of Smriti Mehra (80) and Vani Kapoor (72), who were tied for second at 221. It was her first season win.
strong show
Tenerife (Spain): Sharmila Nicollet turned in a strong finish with two birdies in her last three holes to register an even par 72 in the opening round of the Tenerife Open de España Femenino at Golf Las Américas here. Sharmila, who needs a few good finishes to ensure she keeps her Ladies European Tour card, was lying 40th after the first round.

Rough start
Midland (US): Rahil Gangjee witnessed a rough start in the WNB Golf Classic on the Web.com Tour, formerly the Nationwide, as he opened with a three-over 75 that put him way back on the leaderboard.
Lying one-over after 15, he bogeyed the 16th, birdied the 17th and double bogeyed the 18th for a 75 that will make it difficult for him to make the cut as he lies 119th.


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