Kolkata’s Shankar Das took the first round lead at the TATA Steel PGTI’s Delhi-NCR Open 2019 as he got off to a cracking start with a score of seven-under-65 at the Noida Golf Course (NGC).
While Shankar Das topped the leaderboard on day one, Bengaluru’s C. Muniyappa was second with a score of six-under-66 at the Rs.30 lakh event.
Mysuru lads M.S. Yashas Chandra and I.L. Aalaap (both from JWGC), taking part in the Tournament returned with a first day card of one-over-73 (tied 55th position) and three-over-75 (tied 80th position) respectively.
Muniyappa produced an eagle, 6 birdies and 2 bogeys during his round of 66. Former Indian Open Champion Muniyappa was 8-under through 11 holes before he tripped with bogeys on the 3rd and 8th. He made 4 conversions from a range of 15 to 25 feet and made an excellent recovery from the trees on the 15th to extract a birdie there.
Panchkula’s Angad Cheema, Mukesh Kumar of Mhow, Bengaluru’s Chikkarangappa and the Chandigarh duo of Karandeep Kochhar and Akshay Sharma, the winner of the last Tournament in Noida, were all in tied third place with matching scores of five-under-67.