Khalin Joshi moves into lead in round two of J&K Open 2022 presented by J&K Tourism -

Khalin Joshi moves into lead in round two of J&K Open 2022 presented by J&K Tourism

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Khalin Joshi in action during the J&K Open 2022 presented by J&K Tourism.

Khel Today Bureau 

Jammu: Bengaluru’s Khalin Joshi endured the extremely humid conditions in round two of the J&K Open 2022 presented by J&K Tourism to produce the day’s best score, a top-notch four-under 68, to move up two spots and take a one-shot lead at six-under 138 at the Jammu Tawi Golf Course.

Chandigarh’s Yuvraj Singh Sandhu, the first round joint leader, continued to be in contention with a resolute 70 that saw him close the day in second place at five-under 139.

Bangladesh’s Jamal Hossain (70) was third at four-under 140 while Delhi’s Arjun Prasad (72), the overnight joint leader, was a further shot back in fourth place.

Gurugram-based Kartik Sharma’s 68, the joint lowest score of the day, also happened to be the first bogey-free round of the tournament. It placed Kartik in tied fifth place along with another Gurugram golfer Veer Ahlawat (71), Bengaluru’s Mari Muthu (70) and Delhi’s Shamim Khan (72).

Among the prominent names, Rashid Khan was tied nine at even-par 144, Udayan Mane was tied 13th at one-over 145, Manu Gandas was 18th at two-over 146 and defending champion Honey Baisoya was tied 41st at seven-over 151.

On a day which witnessed 17 under-par scores, eight more than round one, the cut came down at eight-over 152. Fifty-four professionals made the cut. All the J&K-based players missed the cut.

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