Karnal (Haryana): Raju Singh of Noida shot a splendid bogey-free six-under-63 to take the lead in round one of the PGTI Feeder Tour event being held at the Madhuban Meadows Golf Course in Karnal. Pawan Kumar of Delhi is second at five-under-64.
Raju Singh teed-off from the 10th and made early inroads with birdies on the 12th, 13th and 16th holes to go three under at the turn. He chipped it to within a couple of feet to set up birdies on the 12th and 16th. Singh’s second nine was characterized by his superb iron-play as he landed it within six feet to earn birdies on the fourth and sixth. Raju bagged his last birdie of the day on the seventh where he sank a 15-footer.
Raju said, “I was struck it well today. My iron-play was particularly good. I also played some brilliant chip shots, especially on the 12th where I almost chipped-in. I’ve made a perfect start to the event. I now need to keep my focus in order to stay in contention.”
Pawan Kumar of Delhi made six birdies and a bogey in his round of five-under-64 that placed him second.
Wasim Khan of Delhi, Chandigarh’s Randhir Singh Ghotra and Aditya Raj Kumar Chauhan of the Golden Greens Golf & Country Club, Gurgaon, are in joint third at four-under-65.
Aas Mohammad of Meerut fired a hole-in-one on the seventh during his opening round of even-par-69. Aas Mohammad is currently placed tied 27th.
By Indian Sports News Network