SSP Chowrasia, Jeev Milkha Singh miss cut in Gleneagles
Edinburgh: Indian golfers SSP Chowrasia and Jeev Milkha Singh failed to make the cut at the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles after turning in modest cards in the second round here.
Chowrasia starting on the 10th, was one-under through the first-nine and looked set to make the cut following his first round 71. On the back-nine, he dropped bogeys on the second and the ninth to miss the cut by two strokes.
Jeev, who shot a 72, also started on back-nine with one-under for first-nine. Then he lapsed into errors with four bogeys on the second nine to drop down and miss the cut.
Argentina's Ricardo Gonzalez claimed a one shot lead at the halfway stage and said he will dedicate a fifth European Tour title to his late parents if he can secure a victory tomorrow.
On the Centenary Course, which will host next year's Ryder Cup at The Gleneagles Hotel, Gonzalez birdied his last five holes to card a second consecutive 65 for a 14 under par total of 130.
The 43-year-old's last win came in 2009 and after failing to record a single top ten finish this season he currently lies 109th on The Race to Dubai, with only the top 110 at the end of the year retaining their playing privileges for 2014.
Gonzalez's mind has understandably been elsewhere after his mother, father and father-in-law all passed away in the space of the last two years.
Gonzalez has not played since failing to qualify for The Open Championship but arrived in Scotland refreshed after five weeks back at home in Rosario -- birthplace of football star Lionel Messi -- where he has a farm.
Austria's Bernd Wiesberger could not match the brilliant finish of Gonzalez, but still covered the back nine in 31 to add a 66 to his opening 65 and finish 13 under.
English duo Mark Foster and Tommy Fleetwood are 11 under after rounds of 67 and 65 respectively, with Foster admitting his search for a second European Tour victory 10 years after his first is always on his mind.
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