Prabagaran extends lead to seven strokes at halfway stage of Sri Lanka Open 2017

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253K. Prabagaran, the overnight leader of the Sri Lanka Open 2017 by four strokes, extended his lead to seven strokes with an even par 71 in the second round. 

On a perfect day for golf, with the weather bright and sunny, there were no scores under par.

Prabagaran, Mithun Perera, B.A. Sanjeewa and N. Thangaraja returned even par second round scores which described the difficulty in scoring on a day with great playing conditions. Players revealed that the extremely tough pin placements contributed to the degree of difficulty in breaking par. Nonetheless, Sanjeewa did the impossible by holing out in one in the Par 3, 15th Hole.

The cut-off for both the Sri Lanka Open and CAT SOLAR Pin Fernando Grand Prix was implemented at 166. 

In the Sri Lanka Open, 30 players made it through to the last two rounds while 20 players made the cut in the Pin Fernando Grand Prix sponsored by UTE.

The Sri Lanka Open can still have a thrilling finish, with Anura Rohana, Perera, Sanjeewa and Sisira Kumara lined up behind local hero and home favourite Prabagaran, who holds a seven-stroke cushion over second-placed Rohana, with the other three players a further one stroke behind. The Principal Sponsor of the Sri Lanka Open Softlogic Holdings, co-sponsor Cat Solar-UTE and the indulgence sponsor IMORICH from Elephant House have added colour to the unique Sri Lanka Open, which has been played since 1970, promoting the top tour professional golfers from Sri Lanka. 

The final round will be played tomorrow morning and will be followed by the prize-giving ceremony.