GURGAON: Vijay Kumar maintained his overnight two-stroke lead over S.S.P. Chowrasia after the top four players carded identical scores of four-under 68 on the second day of the Solaris Chemtech Open golf tournament at the Classic Golf Resort here on Thursday.

Vijay Kumar shot six birdies for a two-round tally of 135 on this day when the ‘cut' came at three-over 147 that left 54 professionals and the lone amateur, Rahul Bajaj, in the fray.

The scores: Vijay Kumar (67, 68) 135; S.S.P. Chowrasia (69, 68) 137; Vivek Bhandari (70, 68) 138; R. Murthy (71, 68), Sanjay Kumar (70, 69) 139; Gurki Shergill (71, 70), Gaurav Ghei (72, 69), Gurbaaz Mann (73, 68), Ali Sher (71, 70) 141; Vinod Kumar (71, 71), Mohd. Nawab (72, 70), Chiragh Kumar (72, 70), Om Prakash Chouhan (73, 69), Dinesh Raghuvanshi (73, 69), Kunal Bhasin (71, 71), Digvijay Singh (75, 67) 142; Ashok Kumar (73, 70), Mohd. Siddikur Rahman (70, 73), Karanjit Singh Sandhu (74, 69), Balpreet Singh Ghuman (73, 70), Sujjan Singh (70, 73), Arshpreet Thind (70, 73) and Rahul Bajaj (A) (72, 71) 143 .

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