(Reuters) – India’s SSP Chawrasia forged a two-shot lead at the Hong Kong Open on Friday, overcoming buffeting winds to card a four-under-par 66 in the second round at Fanling.
The 39-year-old, searching for his first European Tour victory away from home soil, extended his one-shot overnight lead at Hong Kong Golf Club with five birdies in the first 13 holes.
He dropped a shot at the 14th but completed the round without further mishaps to remain top of the leader board on nine under par.
Chawrasia had led by five at one stage, but South African Thomas Aiken shot a 64 to cut the gap to two strok…
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