Anshul Patel was leading the IndianOil Servo Masters on Wednesday when the first round was suspended because of darkness at the Digboi Golf Links.
Anshul had a three-shot lead when play was stopped with 18 players out of a total of 117 could not finish their first round on Wednesday.
Shravan Desai of Ahmedabad posted a solid round of six-under 66 at the Rs. 60 lakh event to share the second spot with pre-tournament favourite Yuvraj Singh Sandhu.
The start of round one was delayed by one hour 15 minutes in the morning due to extreme fog all around the course, as a result of a delayed start; some players weren’t able to finish their rounds, but they will come back and resume their rounds at 6 am local time on Thursday.
The 74th ranked player at the PGTI Order of Merit, Anshul Patel, played some great wedge shots on the back-nine that helped him set up four of his five birdies before the turn. He also had a 20-feet conversion on the 16th, he then shot a bogey on the 17th but finished his round with a birdie on 18th to maintain a handsome three-stroke lead.
The 26-year-old Shravan Desai shot an error-free 66 in his first competitive round at the Digboi Golf Links. Desai, currently 68th on the PGTI’s money list, is also vying for a spot in the top-60 to retain his PGTI card.
While Yuvraj Singh Sandhu, the pre-tournament favourite, shot a round of 66 that included eight birdies and two bogeys.
Three golfers including, former champion Harendra Gupta of Chandigarh, were in tied fourth with 5-under 67.Posted on: 2021 Nov 18 Thu