Anirban Lahiri, Arjun Atwal make the reduce at Puntacana Championship | Golf Information

PUNTA CANA (Dominican Republic): Indian golfers Anirban Lahiri and Arjun Atwal produced contrasting performances within the second spherical earlier than making the reduce within the Corales Puntacana Championship right here.
Lahiri obtained off to a strong begin and was 3-under by means of 12 holes however dropped loads of photographs within the the rest to complete even par. Nonetheless, he managed to make the reduce on his debut within the Dominican Republic.
Atwal confronted contrasting fortunes as he birdied two of his final three holes whereas enjoying the identical group as Lahiri and squeezed contained in the reduce line of 3-under 141 as 71 professionals made it to the weekend.
Each Lahiri and Atwal had been positioned T-54. Nonetheless, Akshay Bhatia (69-73) and Daniel Chopra (75-80) missed the reduce.
Hudson Swafford, who was stung by a hornet earlier within the day, was 5-under 67 and led the sector with 12-under whole, whereas Justin Suh (67-67), Luke Checklist (69-65) and Sean O’Hair (67-67) had been Tied-2nd at 10-under.
Lahiri, who had 4 birdies within the final six holes on the primary day, began strongly on the 10th on the second day. He birdied 12th and 16th however dropped a shot on 18th to show in one-under.
Birdies on first and third made it 3-under and took his whole to 6-under, at which level he was in High-15. A bogey on Par-5 fourth, his 13th gap, was adopted by one other sixth and yet one more on closing gap for a disappointing 72.

Atwal, whose 73 on the day positioned him T-105th, birdied the 11th and 16th however dropped a shot on 13th and did not make the most of the Par-5s on 12th and 14th holes.
On the second 9, he was nonetheless exterior the reduce line regardless of a birdie on first. With three holes to go, he was 1-under however birdies on seventh and ninth pulled him up to make sure weekend motion.
Atwal, who made three cuts in 4 begins within the ‘Return to Golf’ following the stoppage as a result of Covid-19, mentioned, “I’ve not performed since Wyndham, which was some six weeks in the past. On this interval I chilled with the household, spouse and the children.
“Perhaps the entrance 9 took off my rust within the first spherical. I believe I had just one bogey within the final 27 holes. You will need to get some birdies out right here, so I’m going to assault over the weekend.”
Akshay Bhatia, who shot 69 on day one, added 73 on the second day and missed the reduce.
Swafford, whose final win was the 2017 The American Specific, takes a 2-shot lead and he can have Sean O’Hair within the ultimate group. O’Hair missed a complete 12 months with damage and returned simply earlier than the pandemic.
Swafford, whose caddie obtained stung by a hornet on day one, suffered an identical sting on a finger on the second.
Justin Suh — who turned professional alongside Collin Morikawa, Viktor Hovland and Matthew Wolff in 2019 — was at Tied-second.

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