Hero Indian Open - R2

Suri on song in India

March 28-31
DLF Golf and Country Club
$1,750,000
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Julian Suri fired a second consecutive round of 67 to take a two shot lead into the weekend at the Hero Indian Open.

Suri on song in India, © Getty Images

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The American was heading home on Friday night 12 months ago at DLF Golf and Country Club after posting 76-82 but he was 24 shots better off than that this time around at ten under par.

Suri is playing just his second event of the season after undergoing surgery on an abdominal hernia but showed he was in fine health in New Delhi, picking up six shots in as many holes from the first to surge clear in the morning session.

“I put the foot down, but I had the same mindset I had really on the first nine. I hit it really well the whole day and I just tried to free it up a little bit on the second nine with my putting. I hit a lot of good shots and gave myself a ton of chances on the first nine and none of them dropped, particularly with speed and not hitting them hard enough. So, just try to free it up and putt with feel like I normally do.

“I am hitting quite a few drivers. Driver is probably the most comfortable club in the bag for me so I am being pretty aggressive and with the greens being somewhat softer than what they were last year. I am coming into the greens with a lot of wedges and pitch shots and stuff, so you can score when you are in a good spot.

“I’ve been playing well, and I knew I was playing well even though the score didn’t show it after the first nine, so just had to keep plugging away and staying patient.”

South African George Coetzee finished his round with three birdies to sit at eight under alongside Swede Robert Karlsson, who ended his day with gains on the 17th and 18th.

“Obviously a little easier today then what I have been playing this course back in the past but had fun today, hit some really nice shots and made some nice putts,” said Coetzee.

“It didn’t look like it was going to be birdie-birdie-birdie finish after my tee shot on 15 but I got my head back in a good space and hit some good shots from there.

“I really enjoy the course, it’s probably one of the prettiest courses we play, and the greens are amazing so there is nothing to complain about. I will just take it as it comes and try and stay positive and play golf.”


England’s Callum Shinkwin and Australian Scott Hend were then at seven under after firing the only bogey free rounds of the week so far.

Thai 53 year old Prayad Marksaeng was at six under, a shot clear of Japan’s Masahiro Kawamura and Sri Lankan N Thangaraja, with Finn Mikko Korhonen, Scot Richie Ramsay, England’s Robert Rock and Austrian Matthias Schwab six shots off the lead.

There were two holes-in-one on Friday – taking the season’s tally to seven – as Om Pratash Chouhan holed a six iron on the fifth and Daniel Nisbet holed a four iron on the third.


Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Julian Suri
USA
-10
67
67
134
T2
George Coetzee
RSA
-8
70
66
136
T2
Robert Karlsson
SWE
-8
68
68
136
T4
Callum Shinkwin
ENG
-7
72
65
137
T4
Scott Hend
AUS
-7
69
68
137
6
Prayad Marksaeng
THA
-6
69
69
138
7
Masahiro Kawamura
JPN
-5
69
70
139
T8
Mikko Korhonen
FIN
-4
71
69
140
T8
Richie Ramsay
SCO
-4
69
71
140
T8
Matthias Schwab
AUT
-4
72
68
140
T8
Robert Rock
ENG
-4
70
70
140
T12
Bernd Wiesberger
AUT
-3
71
70
141
T12
Nacho Elvira
ESP
-3
72
69
141
T12
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
-3
76
65
141
T12
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
-3
67
74
141
T12
James Morrison
ENG
-3
70
71
141
T12
Panuphol Pittayarat
THA
-3
71
70
141
T12
Nadaraja Thangaraja
SRI
-3
71
70
141
T19
Jack Singh-Brar
ENG
-2
72
70
142
T19
Sam Brazel
AUS
-2
73
69
142
T19
Berry Henson
USA
-2
70
72
142
T19
Prom Meesawat
THA
-2
68
74
142
T19
Rashid Khan
IND
-2
72
70
142
T19
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
-2
70
72
142
T19
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
-2
73
69
142
T19
Jarin Todd
USA
-2
73
69
142
T19
Jens Dantorp
SWE
-2
70
72
142
T19
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
-2
69
73
142
T19
Ashley Chesters
ENG
-2
69
73
142
T19
Marcus Fraser
AUS
-2
71
71
142
T19
Shubhankar Sharma
IND
-2
69
73
142
T32
Victor Dubuisson
FRA
-1
71
72
143
T32
Steven Brown
ENG
-1
73
70
143
T32
Jake Higginbottom
AUS
-1
73
70
143
T32
Ben Campbell
AUS
-1
72
71
143
T32
Aaron Rai
ENG
-1
74
69
143
T32
Gavin Green
MAS
-1
72
71
143
T32
Jorge Campillo
ESP
-1
70
73
143
T32
Andrea Pavan
ITA
-1
75
68
143
T32
Daniel Nisbet
AUS
-1
70
73
143
T41
Poom Saksansin
THA
Par
69
75
144
T41
Rahil Gangjee
IND
Par
70
74
144
T41
Scott Vincent
ZWE
Par
72
72
144
T41
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
Par
71
73
144
T41
Seenappa Chikkarangappa
IND
Par
74
70
144
T41
Sihwan Kim
KOR
Par
76
68
144
T41
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
Par
68
76
144
T41
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
Par
70
74
144
T41
Adilson Da Silva
BRA
Par
71
73
144
T41
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
Par
68
76
144
T41
Dean Burmester
RSA
Par
71
73
144
T41
Jbe Kruger
RSA
Par
73
71
144
T53
Daisuke Kataoka
JPN
1
76
69
145
T53
Wenchong Liang
CHN
1
72
73
145
T53
David Horsey
ENG
1
72
73
145
T53
Nino Bertasio
ITA
1
70
75
145
T53
Ajeetesh Sandhu
IND
1
74
71
145
T53
Terry Pilkadaris
AUS
1
75
70
145
T53
Justin Walters
RSA
1
74
71
145
T53
Joachim B. Hansen
DEN
1
73
72
145
T61
Tirawat Kaewsirbandit
THA
2
71
75
146
T61
John Catlin
USA
2
71
75
146
T61
Shiv Chawrasia
IND
2
74
72
146
T61
Rattanon Wannasrichan
THA
2
73
73
146
T61
Haydn Porteous
RSA
2
73
73
146
T61
Gaurav Pratap Singh
IND
2
73
73
146
T61
Keith Horne
RSA
2
73
73
146
T61
Kalle Samooja
FIN
2
75
71
146
T61
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
2
71
75
146
T61
Gaganjeet Bhullar
IND
2
72
74
146
CUT
Jazz Janewattananond
THA
3
74
73
147
CUT
Mitch Waite
ENG
3
71
76
147
CUT
Oliver Fisher
ENG
3
73
74
147
CUT
Suradit Yongcharoenchai
THA
3
71
76
147
CUT
Wade Ormsby
AUS
3
70
77
147
CUT
Anirban Lahiri
IND
4
77
71
148
CUT
Anura Rohana
SRI
4
75
73
148
CUT
Hyo-Won Park
KOR
4
77
71
148
CUT
Mohammad Siddikur Rahman
BAN
4
76
72
148
CUT
Om Prakash Chouhan
IND
4
71
77
148
CUT
Shiv Kapur
IND
4
74
74
148
CUT
Syed Saqib Ahmed
IND
4
74
74
148
CUT
Jason Norris
AUS
5
75
74
149
CUT
Khalin Joshi
IND
5
76
73
149
CUT
M Dharma
IND
5
73
76
149
CUT
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
5
71
78
149
CUT
Natipong Srithong
THA
5
75
74
149
CUT
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
5
73
76
149
CUT
Sebastian Soederberg
SWE
5
76
73
149
CUT
Aman Raj
IND
6
77
73
150
CUT
Danthai Boonma
THA
6
72
78
150
CUT
David Law
SCO
6
78
72
150
CUT
Divyanshu Bajaj
IND
6
77
73
150
CUT
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
6
69
81
150
CUT
Jyoti Randhawa
IND
6
76
74
150
CUT
Kapil Kumar
IND
6
77
73
150
CUT
Malcolm Kokocinski
SWE
6
75
75
150
CUT
Mohammad Zamal Hossain Mollah
BAN
6
73
77
150
CUT
Paul Peterson
USA
6
78
72
150
CUT
Shamim Khan
IND
6
74
76
150
CUT
Shih-Chang Chan
TPE
6
71
79
150
CUT
Udayan Mane
IND
6
76
74
150
CUT
Johannes Veerman
USA
7
71
80
151
CUT
Marc Warren
SCO
7
73
78
151
CUT
Micah Shin
USA
7
74
77
151
CUT
Pavit Tangkamolprasert
THA
7
76
75
151
CUT
Brandon Stone
RSA
8
78
74
152
CUT
Chapchai Nirat
THA
8
77
75
152
CUT
Karandeep Kochhar
IND
8
78
74
152
CUT
David Howell
ENG
9
75
78
153
CUT
Mithun Perera
LKA
9
76
77
153
CUT
Pedro Figueiredo
POR
9
73
80
153
CUT
Varun Parikh
IND
9
77
76
153
CUT
Veer Ahlawat
IND
9
77
76
153
CUT
Harendra P Gupta
IND
10
75
79
154
CUT
Mardan Mamat
SGP
10
79
75
154
CUT
Matteo Manassero
ITA
10
77
77
154
CUT
Min-Chel Choi
KOR
10
78
76
154
CUT
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
10
81
73
154
CUT
Tapy Ghai
IND
10
73
81
154
CUT
Yi-Keun Chang
KOR
10
76
78
154
CUT
Ashun Wu
CHI
11
80
75
155
CUT
Viraj Madappa
IND
11
77
78
155
CUT
Abhijit Chadha
IND
12
77
79
156
CUT
Chiragh Kumar
IND
12
77
79
156
CUT
Mukesh Kumar
IND
13
79
78
157
CUT
Yaahas Chandra
IND
13
80
76
156
CUT
Anant Singh
IND
15
79
80
159
CUT
Digvijay Singh
IND
15
83
76
159
CUT
Chris Wood
ENG
17
80
81
161
CUT
Romain Wattel
FRA
17
77
84
161
CUT
Akshay Sharma
IND
18
76
86
162
CUT
Shankar Das
IND
18
80
82
162
CUT
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
19
84
79
163
CUT
Amardip Sinh Malik
IND
21
84
81
165
CUT
David Gleeson
AUS
23
84
83
167
CUT
Harshjeet Singh
IND
30
87
87
174
RET
Honey Baisoya
IND
Par
79
79
RET
Kartik Sharma
IND
Par
80
80
RET
Nicholas Fung
MAL
Par
0
RET
Richard T. Lee
Par
81
81
RET
Shaun Norris
RSA
Par
78
78
RET
Stuart Manley
WAL
Par
0
RET
Zander Lombard
RSA
Par
78
78