Noida’s Amardip Malik hammered a sparkling nine-under-62 to take the first round lead at the PGTI’s season-opener, the Golconda Masters Golf Championship 2019 powered by Telangana Tourism, being held at the Hyderabad Golf Club (HGC).
Mysuru lad M.S. Yashas Chandra (JWGC) is placed 19th after round one with a card of three-under-68.
In the process, Malik also equalled two-time Golconda Masters Champion and good friend Ajeetesh Sandhu’s course record which the latter had set in 2016.
Patna’s Aman Raj, who recently qualified for the Asian Tour and Bengaluru’s M. Dharma were both placed tied second, thanks to their top-notch efforts of seven-under-64.
Dharma traded eight birdies for a bogey in his round of 64 to be tied second along with Aman Raj.
Bengaluru’s Chikkarangappa occupied fourth place at 65 while two-time champion Ajeetesh Sandhu of Chandigarh was in tied seventh at 67 along with the likes of Bengaluru’s Khalin Joshi and Delhi’s Rashid Khan.
Defending champion Udayan Mane of Ahmadabad was tied 19th at 68 while another former Golconda Masters winner Harendra Gupta of Chandigarh ended the day in tied 49th at 71.
Another Mysuru lad I.L. Aalaap returned with a day-one-card of one-over-72 and is placed 59th in the rankings.