Khalin Joshi leads Singapore International, Ajeetesh Sandhu lies third

Khalin Joshi leads Singapore Worldwide, Ajeetesh Sandhu lies third


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Highlights

  • Olympian Udayan Mane (74) was T-31, whereas Rashid Khan and S Chikkarangappa with 75 every have been T-45
  • Sunit Chowrasia, Karandeep Kochhar and Viraj Madappa carded 77 every
  • With scores of 78 every, teenager Veer Ahlawat and veteran Jeev Singh have been T-79

Indian golfer Khalin Joshi made a powerful begin on the Singapore Worldwide as he completed the day within the lead with a five-under-par 67 right here on Thursday.

Joshi, who gained the 2018 Panasonic Open for his maiden Asian Tour success, leads Englishman William Harrold (69) by two pictures within the USD 1 million occasion on the Tan Merah course.

It may have been a one-two for India as Ajeetesh Sandhu was 4-under by way of 13 holes however dropped pictures on 14th and sixteenth earlier than choosing a birdie on 18th. He was 2-under 70 and positioned tied-third alongside American Paul Peterson, whereas Thailand’s Jazz Janewattananond and Pavit Tangkamoprasert, Chan Shih-chang from Chinese language-Taipei and South African Mathiam Keyser returned 71.

One other Indian in High-10 was Abhijit Chadha (72) at T-9, whereas Shubhankar Sharma shot 73 and was T-20. Olympian Udayan Mane (74) was T-31, whereas Rashid Khan and S Chikkarangappa with 75 every have been T-45.

Sunit Chowrasia, Karandeep Kochhar and Viraj Madappa carded 77 every. With scores of 78 every, teenager Veer Ahlawat and veteran Jeev Singh, a winner in Singapore again in 2006, have been T-79, whereas Jyoti Randhawa and Shiv Kapur with 79 have been T-86.

Joshi, who began on the tenth, had seven birdies on a demanding golf course the place wind speeds reached as a lot as 35km per hour. He was five-under by way of 10 holes with birdies on twelfth, fifteenth, seventeenth and 18th. He added yet one more on first however dropped pictures on second and fourth earlier than choosing two extra birdies on fifth and eighth.

“It was clearly a really difficult golf course to begin off with; it’s lengthy, it’s windy and the flags have been all powerful, so it wasn’t very straightforward, greens are agency,” Joshi stated. “It’s been some time since I’ve been main on the Asian Tour. It’s clearly feeling superb. Nevertheless it’s a four-day match, so you realize, there’s nonetheless a protracted method to go. Clearly, it’s a difficult golf course, all people goes to make errors.

“The bottom line is to remain affected person and at any time when you’ve gotten possibilities to make birdies, simply capitalise. Simply get pleasure from it, as a result of it’s going to be a protracted week for certain.”

Australian Wade Ormsby, the present chief of the Asian Tour Order of Advantage, was in a big group of gamers who fired 72. Journeyman tour professional Harrold ̶ who performed on the EuroPro Tour final 12 months ̶ made an eagle, 4 birdies and three bogeys to take the clubhouse lead within the morning session.

Reigning Asian Tour Order of Advantage champion Jazz, coming off a five-week break, was content material along with his spherical after birdieing his closing two holes.

(Reported by PTI)

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