Khon Kaen (Thailand): Ajeetesh Sandhu and Himmat Rai missed the cut as the Indian challenge ended at the USD 500,000 King's Cup.
Sandhu shot a second successive 71 and finished in a tie for 71st at two-under 142 and missed out by one shot. Rai (71-73) was even par and ended 94th as the cut came at three-under 141.
Thailand's Supakorn Utaipat continued his dream run at the USD 500,000 King's Cup when he signed for a five-under-par 67 to take the second round lead on Friday.
In what is only his second start on the Asian Tour, the 22-year-old outshone the illustrious names by compiling a two-day total of 13-under-par 131 to take a two-shot advantage.
Singapore's Mardan Mamat carded a 70 to take a share of second place alongside England’s Chris Rodgers and defending champion Udorn Duangdecha of Thailand at the Singha Park Khon Kaen Golf Club.
Chinese Taipei's Chiang Chen-chih made one of the biggest moves with an impressive 64 to take a share of fifth place with compatriot Lin Wen-tang, Australia's Wade Ormsby, Philippines' Elmer Salvador as well as Thailand’s Boonchu Ruangkit and Prom Meesawat at the King’s Cup, which is the third last event on the 2012 Asian Tour Schedule.


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