Delhi's Rashid Khan was at 'home' as he bounced back from a double-bogey to shoot the second day's best score of five-under-67 and emerge leader at the Rs 1.5 crore McLeod Russel Tour Championship 2017.
Dishing out flawless iron shots, the two-time Asian Tour winner started off with birdies on first four but stumbled on the seventh with a double bogey before bouncing back in style for a 10-under 134 after 36 holes to lead by one shot at halfway mark.
"It's not my home yet but I've been coming here from 2005 and know the course well. You just have to be patient," Khan, eyeing a maiden title at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club, said after round two (67-67).
"I got lucky on the last hole. I thought my approach will land beyond the green but fortunately for me it hit the flag."
Bengaluru's Rahil Gangjee, the only golfer to be bogey- free through the first 36 holes, registered a 68 to occupy second place at nine-under-135.