Ghei tied fifth at Indonesia Open golf

February 27th, 2009 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS  

Bali, Feb 27 (IANS) Indian golfer Gaurav Ghei shot a fine four-under 68 and jumped to tied fifth at the midway stage of the Enjoy Jakarta Indonesia Open here Friday.
Ghei, who completed the last six holes from his first round this morning had a 72 in first round, and is now four-under 140 for two rounds.

Ghei is two shot behind leader Steve Webster of Australia, who completed his second round with birdies on last three holes. Webster is six-under 138 with rounds of 69 and 69.

Of the six Indians, five made the cut with Digvijay Singh (72) at three-under 141 in 13th place, S.S.P. Chowrasia (73) in tied 32nd and Jyoti Randhawa (70) in tied 46th. Gaganjeet Bhullar squeezed inside the cut line with a one-under 71 that put him at one-over 145 to be tied 56th. Shiv Kapur missed out on the weekend action as he shot 75 in both rounds.

Daniel Chopra added a 71 to his 73 to be even par for two rounds in 46th place.

Ghei gained momentum in the second round when he recorded a strong 68 that included five birdies against a lone dropped shot.

“I had played the practice round with Shiv (Kapur) and Daniel (Chopra) and I was hitting it bad. So I spent some time on the driving range. I entered the week without any expectations.

“But I’ve been hitting it much better now and I’ve been making the putts too. Maybe it helps that I enter the event without setting any expectation on myself,” said Ghei, who won three titles on the Asian Tour,” Ghei said.

Defending champion Felipe Aguilar missed the cut after carding a a 75 as total of 69 players made the weekend rounds.

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