Chawrasia shot six-over 77 in the first round at the par-71 West Course. He was the only Indian in the field.

South Africa's Wallie Coetsee moved into a one shot lead as the home contingent look to continue their remarkable record at the Joburg Open.

First round leader Nic Henning shot 78 in the second round after a first round 62. He was tied 75th and missed the cut.

The 42 year old Coetsee, who ended a 17-year title drought on the co-sanctioning Sunshine Tour with a win in Zambia last year, added a six under par 65 on Royal Johannesburg & Kensington's West Course to his opening 66 on the East Course for a 12 under halfway total.

South Africans have won the last five stagings of this event and six of the last eight, and Coetsee had compatriots Garth Mulroy and Tjaart van der Walt one behind as well as England's Simon Dyson.

Dyson put himself in contention for a first European Tour title in four years as he added a five under par 67 on the East Course to his opening 65 on the West Course - the bumper 210-man field tackle both courses over the first two rounds before the final 36 holes take place on the more demanding East layout.

The six-time European Tour winner birdied five of his first ten holes before dropping his only shot of the day at the 12th, but converted from 15 feet for a gain at the 17th.

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