Rashid placed sixth at weather-hit Sabah Masters golf

Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia), Nov 22 (PTI) Indian golfer Rashid Khan was four shots off the lead at sixth spot but had four more holes to play after bad weather forced early closure on the second day of the USD 300,000 Sabah Masters here on Friday.

Rashid, four-under on first day, was two-under through 14 holes and six-under overall for the tournament when play was stopped and suspended for the day.

Overnight co-leader Phachara Khongwatmai of Thailand fired five birdies in 14 holes to move to 10-under total.

Chinese Taipei's Wang Wei-lun got off to a bright start with four straight birdies in his opening five holes to trail Phachara by one with seven holes still to play.

Anmong other Indians, Aadil Bedi was three-under in 10 holes in the second round. He is four-under overall, while Udayan Mane was one-under through nine to be at four-under. Both the golfers were placed tied 14th.

Karandeep Kochhar made an upward move with two-under through 11 holes and was tied 32nd, while Khalin Joshi (68-74) was even for 36 holes to be placed tied 52nd.

Aman Raj had a tough second day and was three-over through 11 holes. He had dropped to even par despite three-under 68 on the first day.

Jyoti Randhawa (69-74) had completed his second round and was tied 61st, waiting to see if he had made the cut.

As the cut looked likely at one-over or two-over, Himmat Rai (72-73) is likely to miss it.

Priyanshu Singh, eight-over with five holes left, Arjun Prasad, Jeev Milkha Singh (75-79) and Lakshay Mudgil (79-80) were certain to miss the cut while Abhijit Chadha withdrew.

A back-nine 32 gave Korea's Dongha Lee (68-67) the clubhouse lead as he signed for a four-under-par 67 to seize a one-shot edge over Malcolm Kokocinski (69-67) of Sweden at the weather-disrupted tournament.

The newly-minted winner Joohyung Kim of Korea battled to a 70 to settle two shots back on 137 alongside Aaron Wilkin of Australia.

A total of 53 golfers from the afternoon session did not manage to complete their second round on Friday. PTI Cor SSC SSC