Making a fine start in the championship,17-year-old Yashas Chandra of Mysore stormed into the lead with a score of two-under-par 70 on the opening day of the IGU Junior Golf Championship which started at Shivalik Golf Course,Chandimandir Cantt. On Tuesday.
It was a fine start to Chandra’s campaign in the championship as he made three birdies in the the first six holes to put himself into the lead. Yashas,who is from JWGC,Mysore putted the birdies coming on third,fourth and sixth holes. He had another birdie on the 13th. He also had bogeys on ninth and 12th and parred his last five holes to grab the lead.
“It was a great start for me as I made three birdied on the first six holes. It boasted my confidence and made me play good on the return nine. The birdie on the 13th hole helped me improve my score and I am looking forward to the second round. The two-shot lead will help me on the second day of the championship,” said Yashas.
Roshan Raj from Eagleton,Bengaluru was trailing in second place after shooting even par 72 along with local golfer Hemant Kumar Yadav. Roshan also had a good start with birdies on first and third and later had two more birdies on 11th and 13th hole. But his double bogeys on tenth and 18th hole spoilt the day. Hemant Yadav had three birdies and three bogeys. S Sidhartha and Viraj Madappa shot 75 each in tied fourth place. Piyush Sangwan is leading the B category at three-over par 75 followed by Sachet Sharan Sund from Kapurtala at four over par 76. Sangwan had three birdies and five bogeys. Kartik Digvjay Singh,Ritwik Jain and Adilbir Singh were tied third with rounds of 77 each. A total of 72 players,with 36 in each Categories A and B,started off.