Shubhankar Sharma and SSP Chawrasia miss the cup at the British Masters | Golf News

WISHAW (UK): Indians Shubhankar Sharma and SSP Chawrasia have withdrawn early from the Betfred British Masters golf tournament hosted by Danny Willett after missing the cut by a healthy margin.
Sharma, who finished second in the Rolex Series Abu Dhabi Championship at the start of 2022, earned a 73-74 patent and Chawrasia, a four-time European Tour winner, shot 74-74.
Tournament host Willett lifted 8,000 pounds for Prostate Cancer UK by birdying eight on day two. In doing so, he moved within three shots of leader Hurly Long at the halfway point.
Germany’s Long shot a 68 par four under par at the Belfry to lead by one. Yet it was Willett who came into contention on the iconic Brabazon course as he responded to a par 73 opening with a sublime 65 on day two to take his fundraising total to 12,000 pounds after 36 holes.
Tournament sponsors Betfred have pledged to donate £1,000 for every birdie and £2,000 for every eagle the 2016 Masters Tournament winner achieves this week.
Long, who graduated from the European Challenge Tour in 2021, is one step ahead of British Betfred Masters 2019 champion Marcus Kinhult, co-first round leader Thorbjørn Olesen and Scotsman Richie Ramsay, who all share second place on eight under par, with Denmark’s Rasmus Højgaard one shot further on seven under.
Willett is one of four players tied for sixth on six under, alongside compatriot Marcus Armitage, South African Justin Walters, who lost in a play-off to Højgaard in the 2020 ISPS Handa UK Championship at the Belfry, and Swede Sebastian Soderberg.

Michael C. Ford