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Rashid, Chikka Tied-7th at Thai Open golf

Press Trust of India  |  Bangkok 

Indian Khan shot a steady two-under 68 in the second round to move into the Top-10 at the USD 300,000 Open here today.

Rashid, a two-time winner on Asian Tour, had three birdies against one bogey as he was five-under 135 and five shots off the lead in Tied-7th place.

Meanwhile, S Chikkarangappa, who was T-2 after the first round, shot even par 70 to slip to T-7 alongside

Chikka shot even par 70 with two bogeys on front nine, which were made up with two birdies on back nine.

Four other Indians, Gaganjeet Bhullar (69-71), Viraj Madappa (71-69), Rahil Gangjee (71-69) and Chiragh Kumar (69-71) made the cut at even par and were T-58th.

Khalin Joshi (72-76) and Himmat Rai (69-79) missed the cut.

Little known Sarit Suwannarut of emerged as the surprise package after grabbing the second round clubhouse lead on Friday.

Playing in only his second tournament, the big-hitting 20-year-old averaged 322.5 yards en-route to a second straight five-under-par 65 as he leads the weather interrupted tournament on 10-under-par 130.

The Open was suspended at 6.45pm due to darkness after thunderstorms halted play for more than an hour in the morning. Five players will return on Saturday at 6.45 am to complete round two.

Sarit, who turned pro earlier this year, produced a flawless card highlighted by five birdies to lead by one-shot from Panuphol Pittayarat, who equalled the week's low round of 64, on his home course at the

After changing his for the sixth time, Poom Saksansin fired a solid 66 to charge into contention for a third victory on a 132 total.

Sarit pursued his studies at the in the last year before returning to Thailand to pursue his career. He is a regular on the local Tour and has won two out of three long drive competitions in 2018.

Sarit has only dropped one shot in 36 holes and is in prime position to win his first title.

Five Thai players occupy the top six spots with fifth placed of the being the only non-Thai

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First Published: Fri, June 08 2018. 18:51 IST