India’s Amandeep Drall shot an under 71 including an eagle to stay in contention for tied ninth place at the VP Bank Swiss Ladies Open golf tournament here.
Amandeep was six under and three shots behind the leader, Liz Young of England.
Meanwhile, Vani Kapoor and Diksha Dagar are eyeing a top-10 finish in the Ladies European Tour event as they were T-17s after 36 holes. Tvesa Malik gained confidence with a two under 70 that saw her make the cut very comfortably. At two cents for 36 holes, it is T-25. But Ridhima Dilawari (76-72) and Neha Tripathi (77-74) were sure to miss the cut, which could fall to one on.
Amandeep, who had a stunning first-round five-under 67, started the second round with nine straight pars from the front nine. She then landed an eagle on the par-5 10th, but then dropped a shot on the par-4 13th and parried the rest for 71.
Diksha looked set for a solid second round and moved up to sixth place as she was three under for the second round after 10th place. An unfortunate triple bogey at Par-4 14 lost her a lot of ground, but a birdie at 15 was small compensation as she finished with 71. At three under, she is T-17.
Vani had three birdies against two bogeys in her 71 and Tvesa was bogey-free and two under until she got to the Par-5 16, where she dropped a shot. She managed to get that back and was two pennies for the day and two pennies for the tournament.
England’s Young shot 67 (-5) on day two at Golfpark Holzhäusern.
The first round was not completed until Friday morning and this also led to the second round being incomplete on Friday evening. Five groups have yet to complete their second round. However, it was a great day for Young, who followed his first-round 68 (-4), with a bogey-free 67 to sit atop the standings at nine under par.
Behind the leader, there are four players a step further with Austria’s Christine Wolf, England’s Rosie Davies, Sweden’s Linn Grant and France’s Charlotte Liautier at eight under par.
Three players share sixth place with Belgium’s Manon De Roey, France’s Anne-Lise Caudal and Germany’s Alexandra Försterling, who still has two holes to finish, at seven under par.
Amandeep is tied for ninth with Finland’s Karina Kukkonen, who has three holes to play.