Aman Raj claims early lead in the Players Championship 2020

Key Highlights: 

→ Aman Raj takes the early advantage with a 65 in round one 

→ Shubhankar Sharma battles inconsistency to shot 1-over 73

{Press Release}: Aman Raj of Patna took the early advantage with a seven-under-65 in round one of the TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship 2020 presented by Eagleton – The Golf Resort. Asian Tour regular Aman mixed eight birdies with a lone bogey to lead by two shots.

Bengaluru’s Chikkarangappa and Gurugram-based Veer Ahlawat were in tied second with rounds of five-under-67 at the second event of the 2020 TATA Steel PGTI season.

Star attraction Shubhankar Sharma made a quiet start with a one-over-73 to be placed tied 54th.

Aman Raj, the joint runner-up at last week’s PGTI event in Hyderabad, enjoyed a good day with the putter as he sank several birdie putts from a range of eight to 10 feet. The 24-year-old was two-under through the front-nine where he made a 25-feet birdie conversion on the fifth.

Aman, playing a professional event at Eagleton only for the second time, said, “I’m very happy with my round today. It was a good putting day for me and I feel I’m carrying forward the momentum from last week.

While Chikkarangappa produced a flawless 67, Veer Ahlawat made an eagle, four birdies and a bogey during his 67.

Pune’s Udayan Mane, who won PGTI’s last two events, was bunched in tied fourth along with seven other golfers at four-under-68.

Bengaluru’s Khalin Joshi was a further stroke behind in tied 12th.

Shubhankar Sharma’s round of 73 featured a birdie and two bogeys. It placed him joint 54th.

Posted on: 12-Feb-2020
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