Zandvoort (The Netherlands): Jeev Milkha Singh and Shiv Kapur were set for an early exit from the KLM Open at the halfway stage in Zandvoort on Saturday.
Jeev faltered at the very end with a bogey on his closing hole, the ninth. He shot a fine 67 on the first day but carded two-over 72 to be one-under 139 for 36 holes.
Kapur, who shot 71 on first day added a two-under 68 on the second, but it was not enough.
Though the second round was yet to be completed, the cut was likely to fall at two-under and both Indians would miss it by one shot.
Jeev, who started on the tenth had a birdie and bogey on his first nine and then dropped a double on par-4 first. He got back one shot on sixth, but a bogey on ninth put him just outside the projected cut line.
Kapur had an eventful start with a birdie followed by a bogey. He again birdied the third, double bogeyed the fourth and birdied the fifth to get to even par. Then he had four pars before a birdie on 10th and 13th to get to one-under for the tournament. He parred the rest of the holes.
Soren Kjeldsen was 12-under with a second successive 64 while Wade Ormsby added a two-under 68 to his first round 61 to get to 11-under alongside David Horsey (66).