Shiv Kapur narrowly misses cut at Dubai Championship golf

Shiv Kapur shot an aggregate two-under over two rounds, finishing one shot off the final cut score at Dubai.

By Rahul Venkat ·

Indian golfer Shiv Kapur missed the cut by a single shot at the inaugural Golf in Dubai Championship, co-sanctioned by the European Tour, on Thursday.

Kapur, who finished tied-73rd, carded a two-under after two rounds, which meant that he was one place off when the final cut came in at the Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai.

The Indian golfer had had a quiet opening day on Tuesday, carding a birdie on the 18th to nullify a bogey on the par-4 sixth and end the first round with an even-par 72.

Shiv Kapur then began the second round on the back nine. He began with a birdie on the par-4 10th and after four pars, carded successive birdies on the par-15th and 16th holes to put himself in prime position to make the cut.

However, the front nine was not so fruitful for Kapur. The Indian golfer carded a bogey on the par-4 first and sunk a birdie on the fourth to even it out.

A second, ultimately costly, bogey of the day came on the par-3 eighth, giving Kapur a two-under score for the round and aggregate.

An anxious wait for the cut began but ultimately, it was not to be as the cut eventually came in at three-under, knocking Shiv Kapur out. 

Sullivan dominates in Dubai

Englishman Andy Sullivan enjoyed a three-shot lead atop the Golf in Dubai Championship leaderboard after a stellar couple of rounds.

Sullivan had shot a bogey-free 11-under on the opening day, carding as many as 11 birdies. In the second round, the world No. 72 was six-under, with five birdies and an eagle with a sole bogey on the par-4 third.

His compatriots Matt Wallace and Ross Fisher were tied for second at 14-under. Major champions Martin Kaymer and Danny Willett will be some of the other strong contenders for the title.