Md Akbar Hossain holds lead at midway stage of Chattogram Open

Md Akbar Hossain holds lead at midway stage of Chattogram Open

Bangladesh’s Md Akbar Hossain maintained his lead at the Mujib Borsho Chattogram Open after carding even better 6-under 66 on the second day at the Bhatiary Golf & Country Club in Chattogram.

Hossain, who started with a 5-under 67 to a take one-shot lead, added 66 to his total and maintained his one-shot lead at the halfway stage of Rs. 50 Lakh event.

The day’s best round belonged to India’s Kshitij Naveed Kaul, who left all speechless with an electrifying 9- under 63 and took the honour of ending the day as the best Indian on the field. The halfway cut went at five over 149.

Fifty professionals and three amateurs made the cut.

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Md Akbar Hossain holds lead at midway stage of Chattogram
Kshitij Naveed Kaul

Kshitij Naveed Kaul made an astonishing 10 birdies at the cost of a lone bogey to fall just one short of Indian professional Kapil Kumar’s course record of 62 set in 2018.

The 21-year-old Kaul, a two-time PGTI winner, scored six birdies on the back-nine thanks to some outstanding approach shots and up and downs as he landed it within five feet on five occasions.

His lone bogey was the result of a three-putt on the 15th. On the front-nine, Kshitij added four more birdies including a 25-feet conversion on the ninth. Bangladesh’s Md Razu continued in third place after shooting a second consecutive 68 that took his total to eight-under 136.

Bangladesh’s premier golfer Md Siddikur Rahman, followed up his first round of 71 with a 66 on Thursday to rise three spots to fourth position at seven-under 137.

Divesh Rana was the next best Indian after Kshitij Naveed Kaul as the former occupied tied fifth place at six- under 138 along with Bangladesh’s Badal Hossain.

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