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Tarun hits front at LG RGC Golf

Jaipur, Jan 8 (UNI) Tarun Gogale fired three-under par 67, to take a two-stroke lead at the end of the first round of the LG Rambagh Golf Club Golf Championship here today.

Saurabh Bahuguna was lying second with 69 while local lad Amanjyot Singh was third on a day when only three par or sub-par scores were recorded for the day.

As many as four players - Karan Vasudev, L Selvadurai, Simarjeet Singh, Rahul Bajaj were tied for the fourth place at one-over par 71. Wasim Khan, Sanjeev Singh, Vikram Rana and Rudresh Sharma were tied for the eighth spot at two-over 72.

Tarun beginning from the 10th, made a bogey on the 12th.

However, he resurrected his round with a hat-trick of birdies beginning from the 13th with the birdie on the 15th being his pick of the lot. One more birdie on the 18th put the 25-year-old at three-under for his front nine.

On the back nine, the only bad patch on his card came on the fourth and fifth when he suffered bogeys on each of them.

However, on the final hole where he made a superb sandy birdie to finish the round on a happy note.

Meanwhile, Saurabh Bahuguna played solid golf making pars on 17 holes with the solitary birdie coming on the par-5 eighth.

Local golfer Amanjyot Singh shot a birdie ting on the ninth.

However, in the back nine, he made two consecutive bogeys on the 11th and 12th before making birdies on the 14th and 16th.

A bogey was sandwiched in between.

He was one-under until the last hole but ended up with a bogey to finish level par.


Story first published: Tuesday, January 8, 2008, 19:07 [IST]
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