Gothenburg, Sweden, June 11:All three Indians taking part in the Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed golf missed the 36-hole cut with disappointing performances. The two women, Diksha Dagar and Tvesa Malik and the lone male player, Shubhankar Sharma, were all way off the cut line.
After a first round 76, Sharma shot 71 in the second but was still T-115, while Diksha had a second straight 74. Tvesa Malik, who is not being able to find the form that gave her such good results last year, shot 76-78.
The cut fell at -2 with 69 players making it through to the final two rounds at the Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed.
Australia’s Jason Scrivener had a blistering second day firing a 64 (-8) to lead by two shots. After carding a 68 on day one at Halmstad Golf Club, the 33-year-old went bogey-free and rolled in eight birdies to reach 12-under-par at the halfway point of the competition.
The Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed is a co-sanctioned event between the LET and DP World Tour and it sees 78 men and 78 women playing for the same prize fund of US $2 million and one trophy.
Italian amateur Carolina Melgrati followed up her opening round of 65 (-7), which equalled the course record, with a second round of 69 to be 10-under-par after 36 holes.
The 19-year-old rolled in two birdies and one bogey on her front nine before making two more birdies on her back nine to continue her impressive form and be in a share of second place.
After finishing T4 at the Ladies Italian Open, Melgrati has a different putter this week, but it is working a treat at Halmstad Golf Club.
Scotland’s Craig Howie and England’s Daniel Gavins are tied for fifth place on nine-under having recorded rounds of 70 and 67, respectively.
Henrik Stenson carded a 66 (-6) on day two to move onto eight-under-par and into the top 10 as he is in a share of seventh place.
Stenson is joined by fellow Swede Kristoffer Broberg, Thailand’s Jazz Janewattananond and Spanish duo Nacho Elvira and Santiago Tarrio.
Vani Kapoor receiving winners trophy and cheque from Mrs. Kavita Singh, President-WGAI.