Dubai-born golfer Rayhan Thomas scored rounds of 72 and 64, totaling 136, four under par, securing his spot in the $1 million Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Wichita Open at Crestview Country Club, Kansas, on the Korn Ferry Tour in the US. Thomas began with a 72 in challenging winds, followed by a 64 in calmer conditions, starting from tee 10 and recording birdies on his first, 14th, and 18th holes, finishing his front nine at 32. He added four more birdies and one bogey on his back nine, moving to tied 47th. Thomas expressed his satisfaction with his performance and hopes for a strong showing in the upcoming weekend. He discussed his strategy, focusing on aggressive play and gaining confidence, noting his position after seeing the leaderboard on his 15th hole. Thomas, who turned pro after completing a golf scholarship at OSU, received an invitation to the tournament after winning a college amateur event. The event features notable players such as Bill Haas, Erik Compton, and Ben Crane, among others. The third round is scheduled for Saturday.