Pune: Toran Bikram Shahi of Nepal grabbed the lead in round two of PGTI Players Championship after firing the lowest score of the tournament, a brilliant seven-under 64 on Thursday. (Agencies)
Toran''s total score now stands at seven-under 135. Anura Rohana of Sri Lanka is a stroke off the pace in second place.
The cut was declared at four-over 146. Fifty-five professionals and one amateur made the cut.
Toran (71-64) surged ahead on day two, thanks to a bogey-free 64. He made three birdies on the front nine and added four more on the back nine.
The 15-footer for birdie on the 10th was his longest putt of the day. Toran also hit his approach shots within a couple of feet of the pin to set up birdies on the fifth and 11th.
Anura Rohana (69-67) made eight birdies against four bogeys in his second round of 67 and thus ended the day in second place at six under 136.
Shankar Das, Himmat Singh Rai, Md Zamal Hossain Mollah and Mithun Perera are joint fourth at four-under 138.
The Chandigarh duo of Sujjan Singh and Ajeetesh Sandhu shot a matching six-under 65 to end up at three-under 139 in tied eighth position along with defending champion Mukesh Kumar, Gurbaaz Mann, Gaurav Ghei and Vijay Kumar.
Gaganjeet Bhullar is a further stroke back in tied 14th.
Pune golfers Gurki Shergill (143) and Moinuddin Malak (145) are in tied 33rd and tied 39th positions respectively.
Pune''s Aditya Bhandarkar was the only amateur who made the cut. He is placed tied 48th at four over 146.
Pune: Toran Bikram Shahi of Nepal grabbed the lead in round two of PGTI Players Championship after firing the lowest score of the tournament, a brilliant seven-under 64 on Thursday.