Yuvraj lords over the greens at Digboi

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Yuvraj Sandhu sits pretty with a useful lead at the IndianOil SERVO Masters in Digboi.
Yuvraj Sandhu sits pretty with a useful lead at the IndianOil SERVO Masters in Digboi.

Yuvraj Singh Sandhu surged ahead with a second round of four-under 68 at the IndianOil SERVO Masters at the Digboi Golf Links.

Yuvraj (66-68), placed three off the lead in tied second position after Round One, had a slow start but made big gains on the back-nine to move his total to 10-under 134 on Day Two.

 

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Anura Rohana shot the day’s best score of six-under 66 to rise to tied second at nine-under 135 along with Harendra Gupta (68).

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The cut went at even-par 144. Fifty professionals made the cut.

Yuvraj, a two-time winner on the PGTI Feeder Tour, was even-par for the day through 10 holes having made a birdie and bogey before he hit his stride with four birdies between the 11th and 18th.

He came close to holing out his chip for eagle on the 11th and almost drove the green on the par-4 14th. The 2019 Feeder Tour Order of Merit champion then played two more accurate wedge shots that led to birdies on the 15th and 18th.

Yuvraj, who turned pro in 2018, said, “I was mentally in that state where I felt I had to carry forward the momentum from yesterday. Therefore, I was a little anxious to begin with. That’s when I told myself that it’s just another day of golf so why not enjoy it.

 

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“The post-COVID hard work on the course and in the gym with my coach and fitness trainer seems to be paying off. I’m following the same thought process on and off the golf course for the last few weeks which has in turn contributed to the consistency in my performances.

“The key from here on would be finding maximum greens at this course which has relatively smaller greens. I need to create more birdie opportunities for myself to keep the rhythm going.”

Om Prakash Chouhan (70) was placed fourth at eight-under 136 while M Dharma (68) and Md Akbar Hossain (69) were both in tied fifth place at seven-under 137.

Round One leader Anshul Patel shot a 76 to slip to tied 10th at five-under 139.

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