Akshay Bhatia lies fourth as Atwal misses cut in Mexico

Vallarta (Mexico), Apr 29 (PTI) Arjun Atwal suffered a crippling triple bogey in the middle of the second round and crashed out of the Mexico Open at Vidanta.

Atwal, who had a modest 1-under 70 on the first day returned a score of 3-over 74 at the Par-71 course at Vidanta Vallarta. Atwal totalled 2-over 144 and the cut came at 1-under.

Atwal started on the tenth a birdie that augured well but the triple bogey on Par-4 16th hole, which was his seventh and a bogey on 18th meant he was 3-over for his first nine holes. A birdie on first on bogey on fourth did not help and he missed the cut.

American Indian Akshay Bhatia, a Special Temporary member, moved into contention for his maiden PGA Tour title as he shot a superb 6-under 65 that catapulted him to tied fourth place.

Alongside his first round 3-under 68 he is now 9-under and four shots behind the 36-hole leader Tony Finau.

Source: PTI News


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