Khon Kaen (Thailand): Ajeetesh Sandhu and Himmat Rai missed the cut as the Indian challenge ended at the USD 500,000 King's Cup. (Agencies)
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.
Khon Kaen (Thailand): Ajeetesh Sandhu and Himmat Rai missed the cut as the Indian challenge ended at the USD 500,000 King's Cup.