A two-under-par 69 on Friday kept Jaco Ahlers inside the top 10 after the second round of the Asian Tour’s BNI Indonesian Masters at Royale Jakarta Golf Club in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Ahlers made three birdies and a bogey to add to his opening four-under 67, and, at six-under-par at the halfway mark, he was six strokes behind the leader. India’s Gaganjeet Bhullar stayed in front at 12-under after a second round of four-under-par 67. Bhullar was three clear of Richard T Lee of Canada, with Patrick Reed of the United States on eight-under in third. Ahlers shared eighth with 12 other players.
Finding fairways remained an issue for Ahlers, and, as he did in the first round, he found only seven of 14. A fine putting performance on the front nine, during which he had just 13 putts, kept him in the hunt.
Neil Schietekat improved to a two-under 69 in the second round to move to three-under for the tournament through 36 holes. He was in a share of 41st.
Jbe’ Kruger and Ian Snyman missed the cut.