SSP Chawrasia, who shot two-under 70 with seven birdies, three bogeys and a double bogey in first round, had even par 72 in the second round © Getty Images (File Photo)
SSP Chawrasia, who shot two-under 70 with seven birdies, three bogeys and a double bogey in first round, had even par 72 in the second round © Getty Images (File Photo)

Pulheim (Germany): SSP Chawrasia survived the halfway cut despite two bogeys on the back nine of the BMW International Open at Golf Club Gut Laerchenhof. Chawrasia, who shot two-under 70 with seven birdies, three bogeys and a double bogey in first round, had even par 72 in the second round on Friday. He had three birdies and three bogeys, including on 12th and 16th. At two-under 142, Chawrasia was Tied-40th. However, the other Indian in the field, Jeev Milkha Singh continued to struggle as he carded 75 and 75 and exited early. The cut fell at even par 144.

Henrik Stenson is looking to set himself up for a big summer after taking a share of the second round lead at the BMW International Open at Golf Club Gut Laerchenhof. The Swede has four top-ten finishes from seven events on the European Tour this season and had yet to finish outside of the top 30 before his withdrawal from last week’s US Open due to injury.

He opened with a 68 in Germany and followed that with a blemish-free 65 oto move to 11 under and into a share of the lead with Frenchman Raphael Jacquelin and Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat. Jacquelin followed his opening round of 68 with a 65 while Aphibarnrat came home in just 30 shots as he equalled the low round of the day with a 64.