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Golfer Shiv Kapur moves into top 10 in Taiwan Masters

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Golfer Shiv Kapur moves into top 10 in Taiwan Masters

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SportsCafe Desk

09/29/2018

Indian golfer Shiv Kapur holds his own in difficult conditions to move into the top 10 at the Taiwan Masters. On a wind-swept day when scoring was tough, Kapur was the best Indian with a second round score of one-over 73 to take his total par 144 and tied ninth at the halfway stage.

Shiv Kapur traded four birdies with five bogeys to card one-over 73, pushing him up into top 10 after the second round of the Mercuries Taiwan Masters on Friday in Tamsui.  Kapur was the best Indian with a two-day total of even par 144 at Tied-ninth. The halfway cut which was set at four-over-par 148  saw a total of 53 players, including one local amateur, advanced to the next two rounds.

SSP Chawrasia, who earlier was sitting 5th after the first round, shot 76 and slipped to T-24th. Gaganjeet Bhullar (74) and Jeev Milkha Singh (73) were Tied-16th at 1-over 145, while the only other Indian to make the cut was Shubhankar Sharma (74-74), who was T-46th.  Among other Indian Golfers, Gaganjeet Bhullar (74) and Jeev Milkha Singh (73) were Tied-16th at 1-over 145. Many Indians who missed the cut were Chiragh Kumar (75-74), Khalin Joshi (77-74), S Chikkarangappa (75-76), Rashid Khan (77-75), Viraj Madappa (73-80) and Honey Baisoya (76-77).

Adilson Da Silva of Brazil continued his good form at the Tamsui course after carding a two-under-par 70 to grab a share of the halfway lead. Silva fired four birdies against two bogeys under blustery conditions to take his place at the top of the leaderboard alongside Australian Maverick Antcliff (72), South African Justin Harding (73) and Lionel Weber (73) of France.

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