Melbourne: Gaganjeet Bhullar overcame a middle game blip, which saw him drop three shots over two holes, to recover to a one-over 72 that ensured he would play the weekend rounds at the Talisker Masters at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club.
Bhullar is one-under 141 and in tied 19th position, down from his overnight 12th place.
Bhullar, starting from the first, birdied the second but a double bogey on sixth was followed by a bogey on seventh. He did get back a shot on tenth. However, another bogey on 12th saw him back at two-over.