Shiv Kapur
Dubai-based Shiv Kapur in action during the second round of the $500,000 Mandiri Indonesia Open 2022 on Asian Tour at Pondok Indah Golf Course. Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: Dubai-based Shiv Kapur completed his first and second rounds on Friday with scores of 70 and 68 to be six under par in the $500,000 Mandiri Indonesia Open 2022 on Asian Tour at Pondok Indah Golf Course, which is a par 72, 7243-yard long golf course.

The clubhouse leader is Thailand’s Itthipat Buranatanyarat on 13 under par but a few players are gathering close to him with several holes still to play.

India’s Kapur had an opening round that contained two birdies and 16 pars to lie in tied 39th place, while the second round produced a completely different story, a round that had six birdies and two bogeys.

Long, tough day

Kapur, after completing his day’s golf, told Gulf News: “It was a long, tough day out there. It is not easy for us 40-year-olds to play 24 walking holes in one day. I managed to be bogey free for my first 33 holes and probably ran out of gas in the end. I am hoping for a good low round tomorrow after a decent night’s sleep.

“The greens are receptive, so there are plenty of scoring opportunities, but you need to keep it straight to avoid the rough, which is wet and sticky,” concluded Kapur.

South African MG Keyser, representing Jumeirah Golf Estates, opened with a round of 70 and is one under par in round two, with four holes to play.

The second round was suspended due to weather and will be completed at 6.20am on Saturday with the last players finishing 13 holes of their rounds. The projected cut is expected to fall at two under par.