Illinois: Arjun Atwal fired a fine five-under 66 to put himself in contention on the second day of the John Deere Classic golf. Atwal, the only Indian to have tasted success on the PGA Tour, is now nine-under and tied for eighth, 11 places up from overnight 19th.
Atwal was consistent and had just one bogey on the third and six birdies in near-perfect conditions for golf. He birdied second and fourth, 10th and 11th and then 15th and 17th and missed a couple of other birdie putts for a 66. Chez Reavie zoomed up the leaderboard adding a nine-under 62 to his first round 66 and was the clubhouse leader at 14-under, two ahead of Steve Marino (66).
"I played solid today. You know, just could have made a few more putts, but there's no - I have no regrets. I made only one bogey today, so it was solid. Nothing stood out. Just everything was pretty good. Everything was solid. Didn't really miss too many greens, gave myself a lot of birdie opportunities and took advantage of a few," said Atwal.