Jaipur Open 2019 Golf Tourney: Syed Saqib in lead: City’s Yashas Chandra placed 19th

Jaipur Open 2019 Golf Tourney: Syed Saqib in lead: City’s Yashas Chandra placed 19th

September 26, 2019

Bengaluru’s Syed Saqib Ahmed fired a blistering nine-under-61 in round two of TATA Steel PGTI’s Jaipur Open 2019 to storm into a three-shot lead at 15-under-125 at Rambagh Golf Club after two-rounds on Wednesday. Mysuru lad M.S. Yashas Chandra (JWGC) returned with a two-day card of 6-under-134 (68+66) and is placed 19th in ranking after round two.

Saqib, a former winner on the PGTI, thus equalled Vikrant Chopra’s record for the lowest score after two rounds at a PGTI event.

Round one leader Abhinav Lohan of the DLF Golf & Country Club, Gurugram, who had previously shot a 61 on Tuesday, came up with a 67 on day two to drop to second place at 12-under-128.

The halfway cut went at two-under-138 on a day that saw a light drizzle accompanied with wind in the afternoon session. Fifty-three professionals made the cut.

Chandigarh’s Yuvraj Singh Sandhu, the Feeder Tour Order of Merit leader, produced a sizzling 62 to be joint third along with Faridabad’s Karan Pratap Singh (65) and Bengaluru’s M. Dharma (67) at 11-under-129.

Defending champion Aman Raj of Patna was placed tied 19th at six-under-134. Mysuru lad I.L. Aalaap (JWGC) had a two-day card of one-under-139 (69+70) but could not make the halfway cut.


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