Indian golf team 10th at Nomura Cup

Abu Dhabi, Oct 24 (IANS) Top amateur golfer Aman Raj lived up to expectations when he brought the lowest card of one-under 71 even as the Indian team slipped a position to be 10th after the second round of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Golf Team Championship, Nomura Cup at the Yas Links Golf Club here on Saturday.

Other players in the Indian contingent — Samarth Dwivedi, Rahul Ravi and Harimohan Singh could not contribute much as three out of four best cards read as five-over 437 (218-219) — 20 shots adrift the leading team Chinese Taipei on day two.

Overnight joint leader Japan dropped down to second spot after shooting 20-under 412 in the biennial tournament that has 27 countries participating.

In the individual category, Patna’s Raj, 19, who was the second best finisher at the Asia-Pacific amateur championship last year, tied for 10th spot along with Thailand’s Kammalas Namuangruk and South Korean Jae Kyung Lee at two-day total of three-under 141.

Bengaluru’s Samarth Dwivedi, 22, who was a part of the Indian contingent at the 2014 Asian Games, was the second best Indian as he shot six-over 78 for four-over 148 to finish tied 38th.

Bengaluru’s Rahul Ravi and Delhi’s Harimohan Singh were tied 67th at 11-over 155 after finishing 70th and 88th on Friday.

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