Randhawa shoots 66, lies 17th in Munich

June 26th, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS  

Munich, June 26 (IANS) Jyoti Randhawa shot a stunning six-under 66 as he made his first cut in seven starts on the European Tour to place himself in tied 17th place, six shots off the leader at the end of the second round of the BMW International.
Jyoti, who has been missing cuts narrowly as he has been making a few changes in his game, is now seven-under 137 for two rounds.

Shiv Kapur and Jeev Milkha Singh also made the weekend rounds. Kapur shot a 68 after his first round 71 and at five-under 139, he is tied at 33rd place. Jeev, coming back after a short break, carded 71, which included an eagle on par-5 sixth hole to be three-under 141 in tied 60th place. S.S.P. Chowrasia (74-71) was the only one to miss the cut.

Randhawa, starting on the 10th tee, birdied the 10th and 12th and then had three in a row from 16th to 18th to turn in five-under Friday evening. He again birdied the fifth, but dropped his lone bogey on the day on seventh and then made up on ninth for a 66.

His putting made the difference as he needed just 26 after 31 in first day.

Kapur’s 68 had six birdies and one double bogey on the par-4 10th. His birdies came on 5th, 7th, 11th, 15th, 16th and 18th.

Jeev had a roller-coaster of a round with three birdies, an eagle and four bogeys.

Welshman Bradley Dredge leads the BMW International Open in Munich at the halfway stage. Dredge, hoping that he might make The Ryder Cup on home soil in October, grabbed two eagles in a second round 67, which leaves him 13-under par and one ahead of Spaniard Pablo Larrazabal.

Dredge hit his second to the 11th to 12 feet and on the 481 yard sixth made a 45 footer for his second eagle.

Larrazabal caddied for his brother Alejandro - British amateur champion at the time - in the 2003 Masters Tournament, but now the roles are reversed.

Compatriot Ignacio Garrido matched that score to be in third place on 11 under with Scot Peter Whiteford, while joint fifth a stroke further back are 1999 Open Championship winner Paul Lawrie, England’s Kenneth Ferrie, Ireland’s Simon Thornton, Thai Chapchai Nirat, Argentina’s Ariel Canete and Austrian Markus Brier.

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