Bhullar, who is making a comeback after enduring an injury-hit 2014-15, landed an eagle on the 12th and was three-under 12 holes in second round. At even par for 30 holes, he was tied sixth and three shots behind Chinnarat Phadsungil, who was also three-under through 12 holes in second round and his total was also three-under for 30 holes.
Australia's Scott Barr kept the faith in himself by carding an even-par 71 to take the second round clubhouse lead at Laguna National. Among other Indians, Shiv Kapur (even par after 13) was one-over for 31 holes, Rashid Khan (75-69) was lying 17th.
Further down S Chikka (76-70) and Abhijit Chadha (72-74) had completed their rounds and were tied 35th at four-over. Also at four-over for the tournament were Khalin Joshi, who had four holes left and Abhinav Lohan, who had nine left. Veteran Jyoti Randhawa recovered from his first round 79 to shoot 68 and looked likely to make the cut and five-over in tied 48th. Lying at the same score was SSP Chawrasia, who was three-over through 12 holes in second round.
Chiragh (77-71), Shubhankar Sharma (75 and two-over through 16 in second) also looked set for the weekend action, but things will be tough for Jeev Milkha Singh (76 and three-over through 13 in second), Himmat (79-71), Kapil Kumar (78-79) and Rahil Gangjee (81 and five-over through 11 in second).
Malaysia's Nicholas Fung went out all guns blazing by firing a 67 to stay a single shot back of Barr as Chinnarat Phadungsil and Natipong Srithong are on three-under through 12 and 11 holes respectively before play was suspended at 6.47pm local time due to darkness.

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