Malmo (Sweden):The Indian challenge at the European Tour's SAS Masters golf tournament came to an abrupt end after both Jyoti Randhawa (77) and SSP Chowrasia (72) missed the halfway cut here.
While Randhawa stuttered to a four-over 77, Chowrasia was only slightly better with a one-under 72 in the second round here.
Chowrasia, who carded an 82 on Friday, and Randhawa were way down the cut line which was decided at 148.
Overnight tied 36th, Randhawa dropped a bogey on the first hole followed by another on the eighth hole to take the turn at two-over.
He tried to make amends by stroking in a birdie on the 10th, but a bogey on the 15th hole brought him back to square one.
Randhawa again knocked down a birdie in the 16th but things went haywire after that as he dropped a double bogey on the 17th before ending the day with another bogey in the 18th hole.
At the top, Argentine Ricardo Gonzalez fired a five-under 68 to grab the lead with a total of 10-under 136. Lee Slattery turned in a three-under 70 to be placed second on the leader-board with a total of nine-under.