Khalin Joshi fires 9-under 61 to grab first-round lead at Jaipur Open

Khalin Joshi fires 9-under 61 to grab first-round lead at Jaipur Open

Khalin Joshi continued his consistent run on the PGTI as he carded a solid nine-under 61 to take the lead in round one of the Jaipur Open.

The 2018 Panasonic Open champion smashed an eagle and nine birdies against two bogeys on Tuesday at the Rambagh Golf Course to grab a single shot lead over Kartik Sharma and M Dharma.

“I’m extremely satisfied with today’s effort. I feel I’m carrying forward the confidence from last week’s good finish. I also had a great practice round on Monday which got me in a good frame of mind. My game seems to be heading in the right direction as I feel my swing is in control and I’m rolling the putts well,” said Khalin.

Rookie Kartik Sharma posted 8-under 62 to share the joint second position with veteran M Dharma after the end of day one competition.

Kartik Sharma and M Dharma

The Chandigarh duo of Harendra Gupta and Abhijit Singh Chadha were at tied fourth place with scores of 63.

Viraj Madappa of Kolkata, who won the last week’s event, occupied a tied-sixth place at 64 along with Gurugram golfers Veer Ahlawat and Dhruv Sheoran.

PGTI Order of Merit leader Karandeep Kochhar of Chandigarh was in tied ninth place after a round of 65.

Jaipur’s Hemendra Choudhary also carded a 66 to be the highest-placed local golfer at tied 17th.

Posted on: 2021 Oct 13 Wed
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