Peter Whiteford Pulls Clear in India February 17 2012

Peter Whiteford pulled clear of the field in India, New Delhi Avantha Masters after the second round. Peter followed his opening 66 with a second round 68 to open up a two shot lead at the Avantha Masters as the Scot chases his maiden European Tour title. Peter Whiteford  (Getty Images) Peter Whiteford (Getty Images) At the post round interview Peter commented; “I had a sticky patch at the start , it was freezing cold this morning and it's a lot harder. But once it warmed up a bit I started to play a bit better and gave myself a few chances. I had a good eagle on the sixth which kick-started me a bit to finish well. I hit driver and a six iron and then holed a good putt, about 30 feet across the slope. I wouldn't say the swing feels brilliant, but sometimes that's when you play your best golf, when you're struggling a wee bit. I just need to concentrate , to be ten under is very good, but I wouldn't say I'm overly confident. I just need a good round tomorrow to be in contention come Sunday.” The nearest challenger is Prom Messawat, two shots in arrears of the lead. Canizares the first round joint leader posted three bogeys on the back nine in a one over 73 to slip to five under.