Vastavam web: Shiv Kapur and Gaganjeet Bhullar returned with cards of four-under 67 and one-over 72 to finish tied sixth and joint ninth respectively after the weather-hit second round of the SMBC Singapore Open here on Friday.Kapur, who clinched three titles last season, endured a rough finish with three bogeys on the back nine after being six-under through 11 holes in the second round here.Later, Kapur had an electric start from the tenth in the second round with four birdies in the first six holes.
He added a fifth birdie on 18th and then yet another on first to move to six-under for the day and 7-under for the tournament.Arjun Atwal, who had captained the Asian Team at the EurAsia Cup, started the second round with four straight birdies before bogeying sixth and ninth.He went on a birdie spree on first, third, fourth and seventh, but a poor finish with bogeys on eighth and ninth robbed him off a better finish. He was Tied-31st at 2-under 139.Jyoti Randhawa had played just three holes and bogeyed two of them, after 68 on first day. Khalin Joshi (72-71) is Tied-65th.Kapur said, “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. Five- under-par on the back nine, 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. Three-putting at the last hole left a sour taste in my mouth. Small margins here, but I played pretty well.” Weather disrupted the second round as play was abandoned at 4.42pm local time due to lightning threats.As many as 78 players will resume their rounds at 7.40am local time on Saturday, with round three starting no later than 12.50pm.Chapchai, who holds the Asian Tour record for the lowest 72-hole score of 32-under-par 256 at the 2009 SAIL Open, shot seven birdies to lead by one shot over Tirawat Kaewsiribandit of Thailand and Shaun Norris of South Africa.