Udayan Mane, who lately represented India on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, fired a elegant seven-under 65 to take an early lead within the first spherical of the J&Okay Open golf on the Royal Springs Golf Course in Srinagar on Wednesday.
Rashid Khan and Honey Baisoya of Delhi in addition to Veer Ahlawat, the runner-up on the PGTI occasion at Panchkula, shot scores of five-under 67 to be tied second on the finish of first day. Veer and Honey had error-free rounds whereas Rashid made seven birdies and two bogeys.
Om Prakash Chouhan of Mhow, Akshay Sharma of Chandigarh and Aman Raj of Patna returned playing cards of four-under 68 to be tied fifth on the Rs 40 lakh PGTI occasion.
Delhi-based Kshitij Naveed Kaul, who has his origins in J&Okay, carded a 70 to be tied 14th.
Meanwhile, Indian golf legend Jyoti Randhawa posted an even-par 72 to occupy tied twenty fifth place together with Pawan Parihar who trains at Jammu Tawi Golf Course and was the highest-placed among the many native gamers.
Pune-based Udayan started with seven birdies on the front-nine lacking solely on the second and fifth which have been par-3s hanging the ball with pin-point precision touchdown it inside six toes of the pin to arrange birdies. On the back-nine, Udayan sank a 12-footer ion the tenth to maneuver to eight-under for the day. At fifteenth, he dropped a bogey, however saved a great par from the bunker on the sixteenth and all others have been at par.
“I was seven-under in the first nine holes and eight-under at 10. I didn’t really make enough putts after that even though I was looking at a 59 as it didn’t work for me on the back-nine,” mentioned Udayan who’s taking part in for the primary on the picturesque Royal Springs Golf Course. “The fifth hole stands out for me as one of the most scenic spots on the course as one gets a good view of Dal Lake from there. Everything just looks awesome, like the 18th tee box, 18th green and the ninth fairway,” added Udayan who missed the lower within the season opener occasion at Hyderabad and was tied twenty first at Panchkula final week.
Chikkarangappa S of Bengaluru, the final winner right here eight years in the past, ended the day with a 73 to be tied thirty ninth whereas PGTI Order of Merit chief Karandeep Kochhar of Chandigarh was an additional two photographs again in tied 63rd place.