Starting on the back-nine 10th hole, current Asian Tour Order of Merit leader Lahiri ran out in 32 by trading four birdies and a bogey on the 16th hole yesterday.

The 28-year-old stumbled briefly with another bogey at the par-four first but drained a 10-foot putt for birdie on seventh to take his two-day total to six-under 134.Danny Willet of England fired a sensational eight-under 62 to get a total of 13-under 127 - one shot ahead of second-placed Y.E. Yang and Seukhyun Baek.

Both the South Koreans scored matching 63s yesterday. Lahiri's compatriot SSP Chawrasia made a strong comeback after an opening 70 by mixing five birdies and a bogey for a 66 to be joint 25th.

Jyoti Randhawa scored even-par 70 to finish with a 36-hole total of two-under 138 after the second round of the only event on European soil to be jointly sanctioned by the Asian Tour and European Tour since 2009.

Randhawa took tied 49th spot, same as Rashid Khan after he was through to 15 holes. Despite the effects of a marathon week at the open, Bengaluru-based Lahiri is ready to keep fatigue at bay as he continues to stay in the mix at the Swiss showpiece.

"The body's still feeling a little tired as it was a really  long week in St Andrews. But I'm feeling fine. I've been lucky with the draw as I played late yesterday and managed to sleep in a little with the fog delay," the seven-time winner on the Asian Tour said in a statement.

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