Newport (UK): India’s ace golfer Shubhankar Sharma spent almost three hours on a knife edge before getting to know he had made the cut at the Celtic Classic here.
Sharma, who had missed the cut in his last two outings on the ongoing UK Swing, carded one-under 70 for a total of one-under 141 to make the cut on the line. He is tied-65th.
The Indian, one-over through six holes for the second round, had a good run of three birdies in a row around the turn from ninth to 11th to get to two-under for the tournament.
A dropped shot on 15th meant he was on the bubble. He saved pars on the closing stretch.
Sharma said, “The conditions were not too easy early on but I thought the cut would be one-under and I am glad I was right.
“Oh, yes, it could have been a disappointment if any of the guys (at one-under) and playing behind me had birdied towards the end. But I suppose everyone was being careful.”