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Trophy drought continues as star attraction Harrington misses cut in New Delhi

Michael Hoey is another to miss out on weekend play while Australian Terry Pilkadaris leads the way in India.

Padraig Harrington struggled at the Indian Open.
Padraig Harrington struggled at the Indian Open.

PADRAIG HARRINGTON MISSED the cut at the Indian Open today after carding a two-over 74, while Terry Pilkadaris surged into a three-shot lead.

The three-time major winner finished tied 33rd at the Valspar Championship last week, but his tilt in New Delhi was cut short as he finished one shot below the cut.

Harrington produced a one-under 71 on the opening day and looked set to improve when he made the turn in his second round one shot below par.

However, bogies on holes 11, 12 and 14 proved costly and his quest for a first trophy since the Honda Classic on the PGA Tour in March 2015 goes on.

Michael Hoey also missed the cut, finishing two shots further back following rounds of 72 and 75.

Australian Pilkadaris produced the best round of the competition and took a three-shot lead by carding an eight-under 64 that included nine birdies.

The world number 313 could have done even better had he not produced a bogey at the final hole, but 13-under over two days puts him in a comfortable position ahead of second-placed pair Nacho Elvira and SSP Chawrasia — a four-time runner-up at this event.

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