Mumbai, Feb 20: Sri Lanka’s Mithun Perera lifted the spirits in the Navratna Ahmedabad camp with a solid improved display to finish with a score of 8-under 62 in round two of the Louis Philippe Cup at the par-70 Bombay Presidency Golf Club here Thursday.
The 27-year-old Perera’s blistering performance equalled the course record set by Rahil Gangjee of AVT Kolkata Wednesday. It also helped the Ahmedabad team, who were placed fifth after the first round, to complete the two rounds with a nett score of 15-under 265 (133, 132) and leap-frog to the top of the leader-board and a place in the semi-final. The other two members of the team, Vikrant Chopra (72, 70) and Vinod Kumar (65, 70) both had par rounds.
Dev Ellora Laqshya Mumbai had a miserable score of one-over 141 in the second round for a total score of 4-under 276 and finished at the bottom of nine-team competition.
Overnight leaders AVT Kolkata represented by Gangjee, Shankar Das and Chiragh Kumar, finished with an identical total of 15-under 265 (129, 136), but were placed second on a count back. Gangjee who had scorched the course with a 62 could only manage a par score of 70, while Chiragh and Das, both finished with identical scores of 68 each.
Puravankara Bangalore comprising of Anirban Lahiri (65-67), M Dharma (66-70) and S Chikkarangappa (66-68) were third with a combined score of 14-under 266 (131-135), while in fourth position was Krrish Colombo who had a nett score of 11-under 269 (131-138).
Team standings (Round II) top four: 15-under 265 – Navratna Ahmedabad 133-132 (Mithun Perera 68-62, Vikrant Chopra 72-70, Vinod Kumar 65-70), AVT Kolkata 129-136 (Rahil Gangjee 62-70, Chiragh Kumar 75-68, Shankar Das 67-68); 14-under 266 – Puravankara Bangalore 131-135 (Anirban Lahiri 65-67, M Dharma 66-70, S Chikkarangappa 66-68); 11-under 269 – Krrish Colombo 131-138 (Himmat Rai 65-69, K Prabagaran 66-69, N Thangaraja 72-70).