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Kahlon in lead

Calcutta: Harmeet Kahlon snatched the lead from Amritinder Singh with a five-under 67 at the midway stage of the Rs 10 lakh Hero Golf Chandigarh Open in Chandigarh Friday.

According to information received here, Kahlonís tally is eight-under 136. He is followed by Amandeep Johl at six-under 138. The trio of Vijay Kumar and Bhoop Singh and Ajay Gupta was placed third at three-under 141. Amritinder returned a three-over 75 to be tied at two-under 142 with Gaurav Ghei.

The cut was applied at seven-over 151. A total of fifty professionals made it to the final rounds and among the big names to miss the cut was Vivek Bhandari.

SAARC golf

In Delhi, India raced to a massive lead and made their entry into the final a formality after dominating the first day of the fifth SAARC Golf Championship.

At the halfway stage of the 36-hole strokeplay event, which will determine the two finalists, India led Sri Lanka by nine strokes.

The Indian team tallied 144, with Harinder Gupta submitting the only sub-par card of one-under 71. Jaideep Patwardhan contributed one-over 73, while Keshav Misra shot a 74. Bangladesh and Bhutan are the other teams in fray.

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