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Aman Raj lands eagle en route 64 on 2nd day, lies 5th at Q-School

Press Trust of India  |  Hua Hin (Thailand) 

Raj sunk an eagle en route a superb seven-under 64 which placed him fifth after the second round of Final Stage, on

Raj, who wears a trademark hat while on a course, played one of his best rounds as a professional on as he now lies two shots behind the leader, (67-64; total 131).

Three players, (64-68), Choo (65-67) an Zach Murray (68-64) are Tied-second at 10-under 132.

For the second day running, had an eagle.

It was on a Par-5 on first day and on the second day he holed his second shot on the Par-4 453-yard 12th hole. He was three-under for the front nine, and then bogeyed the 10th. But between the 12th and 17th, he hit a purple patch with an eagle and four birdies, but unfortunately closed with a bogey for 64.

Raj, who turned professional in 2016 and went on to top the class at the Professional Tour of India (PGTI) in 2016, was recently fifth at the 2018 Open India, his best result so far on But he failed to secure his card as he finished 107th on Habitat for Humanity Standings.

While Raj was the best Indian, Chiragh Kumar (65-69) is now eight-under 134 and Tied-ninth. Among other Indians, Veer Ahlawat (69-66) is T-17, (69-68) is T-29, Amardip Malik (68-70), (66-72) are T-39.

Aadil Bedi (67-72) and Samarth Dwivedi (70-69) are T-53rd, Karandeep Kochhar (67-73) is T-70, (73-68) is T-89 and (75-67) is T-108.

The Top-140 and ties made the 36-hole and the next will come after 72 holes following which the Top-70 and ties will play for the cards which will be given to Top-35.

"It has been one of the best seasons since I turned professional. I finished sixth on the PGTI and I've got a few starts on the Asian Tour and I hope to take all those experience and make the best use of it. I played a lot of junior with Shubhankar and I was happy to hang out with him in recently. He has been playing so well and it's really motivating to see him do well and follow likewise.

Amandeep Johl, Sunit Chawrasia, Arjun Prasad, Manu Gandas, Divyanshu and Tapy Ghai missed the

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First Published: Thu, December 27 2018. 19:20 IST