Algarve: Indian golfer SSP Chowrasia had to face yet another disappointing outing as he missed the cut by two shots at the midway stage of Portugal Masters here.
Chowrasia did fight his way to a round of three-under 69, despite double bogey on seventh and a closing bogey, but his first round 74 squeezed him out of the final rounds. The cut fell at two-under 142 but Chowrasia finished at even par 144 yesterday.
Chowrasia had birdies on first, fourth, fifth and 13th and he also eagled the par-5 12. But bogeys on third, double on seventh and a bogey on 18th meant he was unable to make up for the first day.
England's David Lynn quickly shook off the illness that bothered him at last week's Seve Trophy to claim a share of the halfway lead as compatriot Paul Waring and South African Hennie Otto inspired each other at the Portugal Masters in Vilamoura.
Playing in the same group, Waring and Otto recorded 14 birdies and one eagle between them to each finish 12 under par at the Oceanico Victoria Golf Course, Waring returning a flawless 63 and Otto a 64.
Lynn, still struggling with the virus which affected him in France, had shared the overnight lead on six-under and late in the day carded his second consecutive 65 with four birdies and an eagle from just six feet on the par five 12th.
Austria's Bernd Wiesberger completed a 65 to lie one shot off the lead on 11-under alongside Scotland's Chris Doak, who had five birdies and an eagle in his flawless 64 and is yet to drop a shot this week.