Melbourne: India's Udayan Mane had an eventful second round with six birdies against three bogeys to rise to shared fifth place after the second round of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club, here on Friday.
Mane, the best Asian finisher at the World Amateur Championship in Japan and fourth at the Asian Games last month, is now five-under 137 and four shots behind the new leader, Australia's Antonio Murdaca (69-68). Mane was tied 12th after the first round.
Three other Indians made the midway cut. Rigel Fernandes (74-71), the Bangalore-born, who studies and plays amateur golf in US, started on the tenth to have three birdies against two bogeys to move to tied 16th place up from an overnight 30th place while Viraj Madappa (75-73) was in tied 29th place at four-over 148. Aman Raj (78-75) in tied 54th place also made the cut, which fell at 10-over 154.