Shankar Das of Kolkata posted a gallant five-under-67 in difficult weather conditions to grab the first round lead at the PGTI Players Championship being played at the Oxford Golf and Country Club here. Md Zamal Hossain Mollah of Bangladesh is two strokes off the lead in second place.
The scoring conditions were tough as the day witnessed light rain accompanied by a gentle breeze. As a result it turned out to be a high-scoring day.
Shankar produced six birdies against a lone bogey in his opening round of 67.
The three-time winner on the PGTI started his tournament with a birdie on the 10th, his first hole of the day. He fired his approach shot from 145 yards within a foot of the hole on the 10th. The 30-year-old Shankar then sank a seven-footer for birdie on the 16th. His lone bogey came on the 17th where he three-putted.
Cameroon’s Nga signed by shillong Lajong
Shillong: Shillong Lajong FC announced the signing of Cameroon International Charles Edoa Nga for the upcoming I-League season.
Edoa, 23, played for the U-17 national football team in 2006 and the U-20 national football team in 2008, SLFC stated in a release. The young striker joined Union Douala in 2008 which competes in the Cameroon domestic league —MTN Elite One.
During his first season at the top level, he went on to score two goals and was the top scorer of the club in 2011.
Goan I-League clubs to oppose team caps
Panaji: Goa’s I-League clubs have decided to fight against the unfriendly resolutions taken by the All India Football
Federation (AIFF), including a cap on the number of clubs from a particular city.
Churchill Bros hire Benfica product
Panaji: I-League champions Churchill Brothers have signed Portuguese duo — Euripedes Amoreirinha and Hugo Machado. Amoreirinha, 28, played for Benfica between 2004 and 2007 while 30-year-old Machado is a product of the Sporting Lisbon Academy.