Gurgaon: Feroz Singh Grewal and Shubham Narain shared the opening day’s honours as they were tied for lead in the opening round of the IGU Haryana Junior Golf Championship that teed off at the Golden Greens Golf Club here on Tuesday.
The duo signed off with an identical card of level par-72 under testing course conditions. Yuvraj Sandhu was third at 73 while the winner of the last leg Viraj Madappa was tied for the fourth place along with Kartikey Vashist at 74. Tutul Ali was sixth at 75 while Anant Singh Ahlawat and Piyush Sangwan Sere tied for the eighth place at 76.
In Category B,Karan Sharma emerged the leader with a score of 73 while Jaiveer Singh was second at 76. Adilbir Singh was third was third at 78 while Sarthak Chibber,Vignesh Thakur and Arjun Prasad were all tied for the fourth place at 79. Feroz made an ominous start making three bogeys in the first eight holes before making a birdie on the ninth. A bogey free back nine was laced with back to back birdies on the 11th and 12th which ensured that Feroz signed off with level par card.
Shubham made a similar start as his co-leader with three bogeys in the first seven holes but saved two strokes on the fifth and ninth. Shubham then made consecutive birdies on the 13th and 14th and but for the bogey on the very next hole,he could have emerged as the sole leader.
City’s Gurbaz lying second
Mewat : Chandigarh golfer Gurbaz Mann was sharing the second spot with Aienesh Ahluwalia,Sanjay Kumar,Amardeep Rawat,Raju Ali Mullah and Sidharth Seth after the first round of the PGTI Players’ Championship being played at Classic Golf Resort,Mewat,Haryana on Tuesday. Delhi’s Ashok Kumar leads with a score of 42 points after round one.
The stableford points scoring format is being followed in the tournament. Under this scoring format,each par counts for two points,each birdie for three points,each eagle for four points,each bogey for one point and each double bogey (or worse) for zero points. Ashok Kumar’s round of six-under-66 earned him 42 points on day one. Ashok made seven birdies against one bogey.
Gurgaon-based amateur Aienesh Ahluwalia,Lucknow duo of Sanjay Kumar and Amardeep Rawat,Kolkata’s Raju Ali Mollah,Siddharth Seth of Delhi and Chandigarh golfer Gurbaaz Mann are in tied second place with identical scores five-under-67 that earned them 41 points each.
Score card :
Category A : 72 Feroz Singh Garewal; Shubham Narain; 73 Yuvraj Sandhu; 74 Kartikey Vashist,Viraj Madappa; 75 Tutul Ali; 76 Anant Singh Ahlawat,Piyush Sangwan; 77 Pukhraj Singh Gill,Tapendra Ghai,Varun Parikh,Jairaj Singh Sandhu : Category B : 73 Karan Sharma; 76 Jaiveer Singh; 78 Adilbir Singh; 79 Sarthak Chhibber,Vignesh Thakur,Arjun Prasad; 80 Karanveer Singha; 81 Kartik Sharma,Tanvir Kahlon,Arjun Puri.