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Karanjit takes 3-shot lead at cg open golf

A smile and a handshake with his caddie at the end of the 18th hole before a measured walk towards the clubhouse would sum up a satisfactory day in office for any professional golfer including Karanjit Singh Sandhu.

other Updated: Dec 09, 2010 00:06 IST
Abhijeet Kulkarni

A smile and a handshake with his caddie at the end of the 18th hole before a measured walk towards the clubhouse would sum up a satisfactory day in office for any professional golfer including Karanjit Singh Sandhu.

The only difference on Wednesday was the Delhi-based golfer had just registered his best-ever performance on the pro circuit with a seven-under 63 to take the first day honours at the CG Open golf here.

The 29-year-old, languishing at 40th spot in the PGTI Order of Merit, showed the maturity needed to master the tight fairways and the faster greens to open up a three-shot lead over Ashok Kumar, Dinesh Raghuvanshi and Sujjan Singh.

While most golfers struggled to control their tee shots, Sandhu was on a roll, coming up with two exquisite chip-putts on the first and fourth holes, and sinking a 12-footer on the second.

The day got better for the younger brother of champion trap-shooter Manavjit Singh Sandhu, as he birdied five of the nine holes coming in, that included digging out of the bunker on the 16th and the 18th.