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Lahiri storms back on second day with 5-under card to make cut

Two-time Open champion Padraig Harrington moved into the sole lead at nine-under.

PTI | Irvine |

Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri shook off the rust and adapted himself to the conditions as rallied with a second round 67 to make the cut at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.

Lahiri, who shot 76 on the opening day in a round that finished late in the evening and in wet conditions, brought around a nine-shot swing in his card with a bogey-free five-under 67.

"More than anything else I will now get to play four rounds of Links golf before Open next week at Royal Birkdale.

That was my plan and that was why I added Scottish Open to my schedule," said Lahiri.

"I just did not make any putts yesterday and today I hit a lot closer and did get a few in, but all from inside 10 feet. I was unable to read the greens and I did not get putts in from around 10-15 feet and that was the difference," he said.

"So, hopefully I will get into a better frame and adapt myself better in time for the Open at Birkdale."

India's other player in the field, SSP Chawrasia, who will finish late on Friday was one-over through nine holes and he was also one-over for the tournament.

With the afternoon play yet to finish, two-time Open champion Padraig Harrington moved into the sole lead at nine-under, following up his 67 in the first round late on Thursday with a fine four-under 68 in the second.

Harrington was in the same group as Lahiri and Korean Byeong Hun An (72-71).

Alexander Knappe of Germany was six-under for the day and eight-under for the tournament. Also at eight-under was Callum Shinkwin and he had three holes to play.