The SMBC Singapore Open is one of those competitions which offers huge rewards. This time a sum of around US $1 million dollar is being offered in the Singapore Open to the winner at Sentosa Golf Club between January 18 to 21.
Indian golfers Shiv Thakur and Gaganjeet Bhullar had quite a performance in round 2 of SMBC Singapore Open. Shiv Thakur is tied at sixth position and Gaganjeet Bhullar finished tied ninth.
The 35 year old Shiv shot 67 to move upward. Shiv is just two shots off the leader Chapchai Nirat of Thailand. Chapchai shot a seven-under 64 in the morning session to seize the halfway lead at seven-under 135.
On opening nine Shiv was exceptional as the made the turn at five-under-par at the Sentosa Golf Club.
“Starting the day, I was even-par and I had a hole and a half to play. I birdied 18th to shoot one-under this morning. Then, I came out playing really good,” Shiv said in Asian Tour release.
“Five-under-par on the back nine, but I lost my way in the front, my back nine. It’s a tough course and there is no let up here. You hit one or two bad shots and it gets you.”
The two day total of Bhullar is four-under 138 and he carded one over 72 in second round. The most experienced golfer of India, Jyoti Randhawa, is tied at 42nd place with one under 68. Another veteran Arjun Atwal scored 67 in the second round to obtain two-day score of two under 140 and tied at 31st position.
Khalin Jhoshi finished tied at 65th position at a score of 143.
Chapchai’s blemish-free round of seven birdies was good enough for the clubhouse lead, as rain disrupted play in the afternoon with half the 156-player field yet to complete their rounds.
In the history of Singapore Open two Indian’s have made their mark Jyoti Randhawa in 2000 and Jeev Milkha Singh in 2008.
Singapore open is featuring famous players and everyone seems to be fighting for their own reputation. Despite of interruption of rain golf is at its best.
Play resumes for the US$1 million event at 7.40am on Saturday, with the third round slated to begin after noon.