Round 1 of Jaipur Open Golf meet: Chandigarh’s Abhijit leads with eight-under 62

Updated on Sep 15, 2022 01:17 AM IST

Abhijit Singh Chadha of Chandigarh shot an eight-under 62 to seize the round one lead at the Jaipur Open being played at the Rambagh Golf Club

Chandigarh’s Abhijit Singh Chadha in action during the Jaipur Open on Wednesday. (HT Photo)
Chandigarh’s Abhijit Singh Chadha in action during the Jaipur Open on Wednesday. (HT Photo)
By, Chandigarh

Abhijit Singh Chadha of Chandigarh shot an eight-under 62 to seize the round one lead at the Jaipur Open being played at the Rambagh Golf Club.

Ahmedabad’s Anshul Patel fired a season-best six-under 64 to be placed second on day one of the Rs. 40 lakh event. The four golfers in tied third place with scores of 65 were Chandigarh’s Amrit Lal and Akshay Sharma, Kolkata’s Arjun Puri and Bengaluru’s Mari Muthu.

Yuvraj Singh Sandhu of Chandigarh, one of the pre-tournament favourites and the winner on the PGTI last week, struck a 71 to be tied 57th.

Abhijit Singh Chadha, who began his round from the 10th, capitalised on the par-5s, 14th, 17th and 18th with an eagle and two birdies finding the green in two on all three occasions. Chadha also sank a 25-footer for birdie on the 15th.

Abhijit, a three-time winner on the PGTI, whose last win came in December 2021, made further gains on the front-nine with two long birdie conversions on the fourth and seventh and a chip-putt birdie on the eighth.

Abhijit said, “I kept doing the right things and kept a steady head even though the conditions kept changing through the day being cloudy and sunny both. The most important thing this week is to not get too ahead of yourself and take things as they come. Making two birdies at the end was good for the confidence going into the next round.”


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