Faridabad, 27 Aug 2014

Dinesh Kumar sets the pace in round one, makes two eagles in opening round of 71

Dinesh Kumar of Delhi shot a one-under-71 to take the round one lead in the PGTI Feeder Tour event being played at the Aravalli Golf Club in Faridabad, Haryana. Delhi’s Aditya Raj Kumar Chauhan, Karan Vasudeva, Ajay Baisoya and Gurgaon-based Deepinder Singh Kullar were one shot behind the leader in joint second place.

The highlight of Dinesh’s round were his two eagles on the third and 16th. Kumar landed it within a few inches for a tap-in eagle on the third and chipped-in for eagle on the 16th. He also had four birdies on his card including a conversion from 20 feet on the 18th. However, the seasoned pro who celebrated his 50th birthday on Tuesday, dropped seven strokes as a result of five bogeys and a double-bogey on the 14th.

“My driving and putting was top-class. I hit it well and made some long putts. The two eagles really boosted my morale. It’s a great start to the tournament. I just want to continue playing in the same manner,” said Dinesh.

Aditya Raj Kumar Chauhan, Deepinder Singh Kullar, karan Vasudeva and Ajay Baisoya shot matching scores of 72 to be tied second.

Delhi’s Bhanu Pratap Singh occupies sixth position at one-over-73.

Local lad Ramesh Kumar was in joint seventh place at two-over-74 along with Noida’s Gaurav Pratap Singh and nine other golfers.

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