Former PGTI Order of Merit champions Chikkarangappa and Chiragh Kumar called the shots in round one of the Kolkata Classic 2017 with matching scores of four-under-68 at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC) on yesterday.
Mysuru’s golfer K. Harish returned with a card of two-under 70 in the round one and finished tenth in the rankings after the first round.
While Bengaluru-based Chikka regained his putting form yesterday. Delhi’s Chiragh Kumar continued to impress following a creditable top-25 at the recently concluded Indian Open.
Mhow-based duo of Mukesh Kumar and Om Prakash Chouhan, Chandigarh’s Feroz Singh Garewal and Delhi’s Ikramuddin Shah were bunched together in tied third at three-under-69.
The tournament’s star attraction, S.S.P. Chawrasia of Kolkata, returning to his home course after his second consecutive Indian Open win, made a steady start with a one-under-71 to lie tied 18th.