Udayan Mane. FilePic
Jakarta, June 16: Udayan Mane had a modest second round as he played 27 holes in a single day, needing to complete the nine holes from his first round at the Indo Masters Golf Invitational presented by TNE. Mane, who was even par after first nine in first round, dropped three bogeys against two birdies for a round of 73 in round one.
In the second round, Mane had five birdies against four bogeys in a round of 71. He is now even par 144 and T-26th.
Singapore’s Jesse Yap recovered well after a difficult start backing up his first round of 69 with a score with a solid 67 in second to hold off a charge from Australia’s Harrison Gilbert and Jakraphan Premsirigorn of Thailand.
Play started early at Imperial Club Golf, Lippo Karawaci, with a 6.30am restart to make up the ground lost to bad weather at the end of the day on Wednesday, but there were no interruptions for Round Two, with the field able to complete the round in normal time with the cut falling at +3.
Yap’s round started poorly with a bogey on the first hole, but he rallied quickly and posted six birdies for a five-under-par 67, which was enough to secure the lead against a strong showing in the afternoon wave.
The round of the day though belonged to Australia’s Harrison Gilbert, who turned in a bogey-free 64, with three birdies on each nine and an eagle on the par five 11th hole.
Thailand’s Jakraphan Premsirigorn made a late charge to secure a share of second place with a closing run of three birdies in the final four holes to secure a blemish-free 66, and he will be starting in the leading group when Round Three gets underway tomorrow.