Wentworth: SSP Chowrasia carded a second straight even-par 71 to stay tied 20th but Jeev Milkha Singh (72) missed the cut despite an improved performance in the second round of the BMW PGA Golf Championships here.

SSP Chowrasia carded a second straight even-par 71 to stay tied 20th but Jeev Milkha Singh (72) missed the cut despite an improved performance in the second round of the BMW PGA Golf Championships here.

Also making the halfway cut was Shiv Kapur as he made up for a first-round 74 with an even-par 71. At three-over 145, he was tied 46th with the likes of Martin Kaymer and Rory
Mcilroy.

Jeev missed the cut with a second round of 72 that followed a first round 75. Also missing the cut at the same number of 147 was US Open champion Graeme McDowell (75-72).

Luke Donald, who shot a stunning 64 on first day, was still in lead, though he shared it with teenager Matteo Manassero (66-70) and Alvaro Quiros (69-67).

Tees were put back and some stiff pin placements kept scoring in check all day, and Donald's six-under total kept him in the lead with big-hitting Quiros and Italian teen Manassero.

Lee Westwood, needing to finish ahead of Donald to prevent his compatriot snatching the world number one spot, reduced the arrears from eight shots to five with a two-under
69.

South African Thomas Aiken matched Quiros' 67 to claim a share of fourth place alongside BMW International Open winner David Horsey and Spain's José Manuel Lara on four-under.

As Donald leads at midway stage for the second year in a row, Manassero at 18 could become the youngest winner of the European Tour's flagship event.

(Agencies)