Dhruv takes 2nd round lead at TATA Steel PGTI Feeder Tour event
Harpal Singh Bedi
New Delhi: Defending champion Dhruv Sheoran carded took four-under-31 on Thursday, 18 July 2019, to take the second round lead with a total of total to seven-under-92.at the TATA Steel PGTI Feeder Tour presented by BSF Golf Course at Chhawla, New Delhi.
Sachin Chouhan of Mhow, Madhya Pradesh, was in second position with a total of six-under-93. Chouhan also shot a four-under-31 on day two. He climbed to five spots from his overnight tied seventh.
Chandigarh’s Akshay Sharma, Mumbai’s Anil Bajrang Mane and the Delhi duo of Ajay Baisoya and Ikramuddin Shah were all in tied third at five-under-94.
Round one leader Kushal Singh (36) of Gurugram dropped to tied seventh at four-under-95. Delhi’s Rashid Khan (32) was also placed tied seventh.
The morning showers delayed the start of play by three hours. Rain also resulted in rendering nine holes unplayable on day two. Therefore, the second round featured only nine holes, the first, second, fourth, fifth, sixth, 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th. The par for the course for round two was set at 35.
The cut was declared at two-over. The top 37 professionals out of the total field of 72 made the cut for the last round.
Dhruv who was overnight tied third, powered ahead in round two thanks to a bogey-free 31.
Dhruv, who had won two back-to-back Feeder Tour titles last season, was accurate off the tee and with his approach shots as he left himself a couple of tap-in birdie conversions and one from five feet. Sheoran is playing only his second season as a professional.
The 24-year-old from the DLF Golf & Country Club, said, “A nine-hole round is like a shootout. So to make the most of it my game-plan was to play more aggressively today. Thus I tried to make more birdies as compared to yesterday. The plan worked well for me. I also putted better today.