Rashid powers ahead

India's Rashid Khan powered ahead by two shots after firing a second round of six-under-66 at the City Bank American Express Chittagong Open yesterday.

Md Sajib Ali continued to be the highest-placed Bangladeshi golfer for the second day in succession. Sajib gained one spot courtesy a 69 to be tied fourth at eight-under-136 at the halfway stage.

Two-time Asian Tour winner Rashid, the overnight joint leader, took the sole lead at the Bhatiary Golf & Country Club as his total moved to 13-under-131.

Indian teenager Kshitij Naveed Kaul too carded a 66 and as a result moved into second place at 11-under-133.

Rashid said, "It was an up and down day for me. I'm glad that I finished well with those birdies at the end. I was not feeling very comfortable at the start of the round as the wind kept switching. I was missing fairways by just a little bit at the start and as a result had to then focus on placing it well."

Round one joint leader Yashas Chandra of India slipped to tied seventh at seven-under-137 after a round of 72.


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