Rashid’s 64 lifts him to tied 2nd

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13 Mar 2019, 22:27 IST
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Kolkata, March 13 (IANS) Delhis Honey Baisoya recovered effectively after a sluggish begin to hearth a second straight six-under-64 that gave him the midway lead on the inaugural Bengal Open Golf Championship on the Tollygunge Membership, right here on Wednesday.

Baisoya, a six-time winner on the PGTI, was one away from the remainder of the sector at 12-under-128.

It was a crowded leaderboard as there was a four-way tie for the second spot at 11-under-129 between Delhi’s Rashid Khan (64), Bangladesh’s Badal Hossain (66), Chandigarh’s Karandeep Kochhar (66) and Faridabad-based Karan Pratap Singh (67).

The day’s greatest spherical of 63 was posted by Delhi’s Himmat Rai, Bengaluru’s Trishul Chinnappa and Sri Lankan N Thangaraja. Whereas Himmat occupied tied sixth place at 10-under-130, Trishul was tied ninth at nine-under-131 and Thangaraja tied 20th at six-under-134.

The reduce went at two-under-138 and 51 professionals made the reduce.

Honey Baisoya (64-64) jumped 5 spots from his in a single day tied sixth, because of his dogged 64. Honey, who received his final occasion a couple of 12 months again, dropped an early bogey on the primary the place his drive discovered the timber.

The 22-year-old Baisoya was one-over via 4 holes earlier than he charted a splendid restoration with consecutive birdies on the fifth, sixth and seventh. Honey missed an ace on the sixth as his magnificent tee shot stopped inches from the outlet. After one other dropped shot on the eighth, Baisoya hit top-gear on the inward 9 with 5 birdies, courtesy some correct drives and strategy pictures.

Honey mentioned, “I’ve shot two rounds of 64 however I might price immediately’s spherical higher as I began from the front-nine, which has some powerful holes in the beginning particularly the primary and the third. I received into my stride on the back-nine immediately as I created a number of possibilities by persistently hitting the fairways.

Rashid Khan, the winner at Chittagong final week, moved up from tied 12th to tied second, thanks to a different flawless spherical. Extremely, 5 of Rashid’s final six rounds have been bogey-free.

Badal Hossain continued in tied second place having traded 5 birdies for a bogey. Karandeep Kochhar additionally held on to joint second place for the second day operating.

Spherical one chief Karan Pratap Singh slipped to tied second after mixing 5 birdies with a double-bogey. The rookie’s sharp short-game noticed him make some high quality chip-putt birdies and 4 lengthy putts to avoid wasting par.

Himmat Rai started the day with birdies on his first three holes, together with a chip-in on the 12th. He was seven-under via 10 holes however then stumbled with bogeys on the second and third. Nevertheless, he managed to drag it again by choosing up two extra pictures thereafter and thus recording the day’s joint greatest spherical.

Among the many distinguished names, Bengaluru-based Rahil Gangjee (67) occupied tied 16th at seven-under-133, whereas Indian star and native favorite SSP Chawrasia (65) was in tied 20th at six-under-134. By the way, SSP’s nephew Sunit Chowrasia (71), who was in a single day tied second, additionally ended the day in tied 20th place. SSP and Sunit will now be taking part in in the identical group in spherical three.

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