Chennai: Defending champion Mukesh Kumar and Ashok Kumar returned identical cards of four-under 66 to go ahead of the field after Day II at the Hyundai Open golf meet of the Hero-Honda Tour on Thursday.
The leaders had a two-day total of five-under 135. Calcutta’s Rafiq Ali and S.S.P. Chowrasia were tied for spot at three-under 137 with Pappan of Delhi.
Overnight leader Yusuf Ali, Feroz Ali and Ajay Gupta were sixth. Fifty-three professionals made it to the third round after the cut was applied at eight over 148. ONGC’s L. Selvadurai (total of one-over 141) was the only amateur to make the cut. (PTI)