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Emiliano Grillo stretches Indian Open lead as Sharma storms into contention

Agrentina's Emiliano Grillo opened up a four-shot lead heading into the weekend at the Indian Open but will be wary of local hope Shubhankar Sharma, who posted a new course record on Friday.

Grillo fired a four-under-par 68 to get to 11-under total after two rounds at Gurgaon's DLF Golf and Country Club and looked set to take a commanding lead into round three.

But Race to Dubai Rankings leader Sharma surged into contention with six birdies on the back-nine to sign for a 64.

Sharma, 21, fresh off a tied-ninth finish at last week's WGC-Mexico Championship, capped a dramatic turnaround considering he was five-over after his first nine holes on Thursday.

Spaniard Pablo Larrazabal and England's Andrew Johnston shared the third spot at six-under after rounds of 71 and 66 respectively.

Swede Jens Dantorp, England's Matt Wallace, South African Keith Horne and Thai Panuphol Pittayarat were at five under, a shot clear of a group including France's Sebastien Gros, Dutchman Joost Luiten and American Paul Peterson.

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