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Rawat joint leader along with Lohan on day two

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Lucknow, Oct 3: Lucknow golfers stole the limelight on their home turf during round two of the TATA Steel PGTI Feeder Tour 2019 presented by The Palms Golf Club & Resort.

Local lad Amardeep Rawat produced an error-free six-under-50 on Thursday to emerge joint leader at a total score of 10-under-80 along with Abhinav Lohan of the DLF Golf & Country Club, Gurugram, who fired a five-under-51.

Sanjeev Kumar, another local favourite, shot a flawless five-under-51 in round two to be one off the lead in second place at nine-under-81.

The cut went at even-par-90. Thirty nine professionals made the cut for the third and final round.

As a result of heavy rain for the last one week, part of the course was rendered unplayable and as such the round was played over 15 holes with the par for the course being 56.

Lucknow's Amardeep Rawat (30-50), lying overnight tied third and two off the lead, made a slow start as he sank just one birdie, a 15-feet conversion on the fifth, over his first nine holes.

Rawat, who had a good 2018 Feeder Tour season with three top-10s including a runner-up finish, then got in the groove as far as his ball-striking was concerned as he kept landing it close to the pin and picked up five birdies on the last six holes. He had three tap-ins on the final stretch.

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