Emiliano Grillo from Argentina is still in front of the chasing pack at the Hero Indian Open at DLF Golf and Country Club in India, as darkness once again caused the suspension of play for the day.
Emiliano, carded a second round -4 under par 68 to lead the Hero Indian Open after 36 holes with a -11 under total, giving him a four shot advantage going into the week-end, even though he had a bad day with the putter;
“Honestly, I wasn’t expecting it, when I practised on Tuesday and played the pro-am on Wednesday, I was telling myself that I’ll be in a good position if I can just shoot under par every day.”
“Hopefully, I can keep my form going. I’ve done well over the past two days and I can’t ask for more.”
“Today, I hit some bad putts, but I think I’ll be fine.”
Shubhankar Sharma, the local hero in India, and a new star the world over, is in second place at -7 under par, shooting a marvelous -8 under par 64 today;
“Today’s round will definitely rank up there as one of my most significant achievements, especially when it is played at this course.”
“This is a tough course and it is not easy to go low here.”
“I’m very happy with the way I played. I’ve shot a few low numbers in my career and this one is right in my top five.”
“If you told me I would be seven under par going into the weekend after being five over par on my opening nine holes yesterday, I would just have laughed.”
“To be able to bounce back is really important, I knew I was playing well and I had to push myself a little.”
Sharing third place at -6 under par are, Pablo Larrazábal, Spain, -1 under 71 today, and Andrew Beef Johnston, England with his second round -6 under par 66.
Beef played alongside Shubhankar , and said
“It was a good day, played lovely all day and it looked pretty average compared to my playing partner.”
“I can’t believe he’s only 21. The head on him is amazing, and his attitude.”
“He’s come back from whatever score he was on, three or four over, to that. It’s incredible, so hats off to him. Very impressive.”