Celtic Manor: All three Indian golfers, Jeev Milkha Singh, Shiv Kapur and SSP Chowrasia missed the cut at the SAAB Wales Open here on Saturday.

Jeev, who with his first round 68 had raised visions of a good finish, disappointed on the second day as he carded a disastrous 79, one of his worst rounds in a long time, and missed the cut at an event where he was sixth in 2009 and tenth in 2008.

Kapur, who had 73 in first round added a similar card to be four-over for 36 holes and missed the cut, which came at two-over. Chowrasia also added a 77 to his first round 73 and took an early exit.

Sweden's Alex Noren took over the lead with a second straight 67, but he leads defending champion Graeme McDowell by just one.

Noren, who is looking forward to his US Open Championship debut which will also be his first Major in the US, birdied four of the last five holes to grab the lead from South African Keith Horne, who after starting with a 64 shot a 73 in second.

Noren is eight-under for two days and McDowell is seven-under. Welshman Jamie Donaldson (68) is in joint third with France's Victor Dubuisson (69) at six-under.