Continuing from where he left off, Rashid Khan sparkled with a round of five-under 65 to take the lead after the first round of the LG Rajasthan Open Amateur Championship at the par-70 Rambagh Golf Club. The round of 65 also gave the Delhi player a two-shot lead going into the second round.
Chandigarh’s Varoon Parmar returned his best card ever on the amateur circuit as he took hold of the second place at three-under 67. Wasim Khan was two shots further back in third place with a round of one-under 69. Four players — Gagan Verma, Moin Malak, Rahul Bajaj and Imamul Haque were tied at fourth place at level-par 70.
It wasn’t the best day for the 18-year-old Rashid as he struggled to find the greens in regulation early on. A dropped shot on the par-4 third put him at one-over, but he turned it around after that.
Sanjay grabs lead
Sanjay Kumar posted a bogey-free 66 to take the lead on Day One of the American Express Bangladesh Open at the Kurmitola Golf Club.
Mohd Milon Ahmed was in second position at five under 67. Sanjay excelled with his short game to be at the top of
the leaderboard. Ranjit Singh made five birdies against a bogey to be placed third at four under 68.
Mohd Jibon Ali was placed tied fourth along with Indians Gurbaaz Mann and Vijay Kumar at three under 69.
Shamim Khan of Delhi, the joint runner-up from last year, shot 72 to be placed tied 15th.