Jake joins the fray in India

2014 Alfred Dunhill Championship: Day 1Jake Roos carded 69 for the second round of the Hero Indian Open to join an early share of eighth place at the halfway mark.

The Challenge Tour graduate was able to reduce his mistakes on Friday and that meant just one bogey during the round and a 13-place rise up the leaderboard.

During the first round Roos scored well, but he was punished by the course for loose shots and made three bogeys as well as a double on the ninth. On Friday he corrected the issues and pencilled in three birdies on his way to a share of 10th alongside Peter Lawrie and Marcus Fraser.

Bangladesh’s Siddikur Rahman led on nine-under-par at the halfway mark, with local SSP Chowrasia starting in the afternoon and hoping to hunt down that total.

Roos will turn to moving day for a chance to really get into contention. His time on the Challenge tour last year resulted in two wins and the natural next step is to contend on the European Tour.

India has been good to South Africans in the past, with Jbe’ Kruger taking a maiden European Tour title at the Avantha Masters in 2011.

This time around it’s Roos looking for victory and he certainly knows how to earn silverware. Two big days lie ahead of the six-time Sunshine Tour winner, who has everything to play for.

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