Motocaddy Masters Chaudhuri's to lose

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Neil Chaudhuri shot a second consecutive 68, three-under-par, to take a one-shot lead into the final round of the Motocaddy Masters on the EuroPro Tour.


Irishman Mark Murphy is second on the leaderboard thanks to a four-under 67, which moved him to five- under. Neil Fenwick of Dunbar is the leading Scot at the Motocaddy Masters after his second-round 68 pushed him to third on three-under.

Leader Chaudhuri began his round on the tenth tee with Murphy already in the clubhouse. An eagle at 11 saw the Leicester man get back to a tie at the top, but he dropped back with bogeys at 14 and 16. However, his back nine - which began at the first - saw him card four birdies, with a bogey at six his sole blemish as he came home in 33.

“I certainly don’t feel I have mastered the course,” said the Chaudhuri . “You can’t relax at any point because it is one tough shot after another.
 "If it is like that again tomorrow, then another 68 probably would be good enough." - Neil Chaudhari

“I have hit it pretty straight the last two days, which I think is absolutely the key around here. You have to hit fairways and greens because anything off-line is a disaster.

“It got tough out there in the afternoon, quite fiery, and if it is like that again tomorrow, then another 68 probably would be good enough. I would certainly take that right now."

The Englishman was also very complimentary of the course. “It is beautiful here, the back nine is just stunning,” he said. “It is a very difficult course so you can’t really admire the views but whenever I had to wait I relaxed and looked out on the loch. It is a great view.”

Murphy shot five birdies and one bogey on his way to 67 and Fenwick will be ruing a triple-bogey at 17. Having started on the first he looked set for a share of the lead on five-under until he made seven at 17.  However, a birdie at the last saw him move into third place after round two of the Motocaddy Masters.

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The Motocaddy Masters concludes today at The Carrick on Loch Lomond, with the final round to be filmed for a two-hour highlights package to be broadcast on Sky Sports on Tuesday, July 22. Spectator entry is free throughout the event and live scoring can be found at www.europrotour.com.

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