Golfers Randhawa, Gangjee make halfway cut at Russian Open

Moscow, Sep 4 (IANS) Indian golfers Jyoti Randhawa and Rahil Gangjee managed to make the halfway cut after carding matching two-over 73s in the one million euro ($1.12 million) Russian Open here on Friday.

Gangjee and Randhawa, who shared the 12th spot with matching 68s in the first round, took their total to one-under 141 at the Kolkovo Golf Club. They, however, dropped to tied 48th spot after 36 holes.

Other Indians in the fray, experienced S.S.P. Chawrasia was on the brink of elimination as he added a level-par 71 to his opening score of 72. He was at tied 72nd position.

The cut was projected at 142.

Khalin Joshi was certain to miss the cut as the young Bengaluru golfer got a 71 that took his total to three-over 145. He was tied 92nd.

Gaganjeet Bhullar showed a lot of improvement after a horrendous 80. However, 70 in the second round took his total to 150. He was joint 114th.

Welshman Bradley Dredge.took the lead with a brilliant 66 that selled his two-day total to 10-under 132 — one stroke ahead of Englishman Lee Slattery, who added a 67 to his first round score of 66.

Overnight joint leader Daniel Gaunt of Australia was one shot below at third spot, followed by Ben Evans, Estanislao Goya and Pablo Martin Benavides on 135.

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