New Delhi, 24 May 2018

Sandeep Singh fires brilliant seven-under-65 to share second round lead with Dhruv Sheoran

Eighteen-year-old rookie Sandeep Singh of Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan, dominated proceedings in round two of the PGTI Feeder Tour event being played at the BSF Golf Club in Chhawla, New Delhi.

Sandeep (72-65) shot the day’s joint best score of seven-under-65 to zoom from overnight tied ninth to joint first at seven-under-137.

First round leader Dhruv Sheoran (69-68), another rookie, who belongs to the DLF Golf & Country Club, Gurugram, continued his hot form with a four-under-68 to be also tied for the lead on day two.

Coimbatore’s Vashista S Pawar matched the day’s best score of 65 to close the second round in tied third at four-under-140 along with Delhi golfers Aditya Raj Kumar Chauhan (70) and Vikram Rana (70).

The cut was declared at six-over-150. Thirty-eight out of the total 72 golfers made the cut ahead of the third and final round.

Sandeep Singh, who hails from the AEPTA Amogh Greens Golf Course in Sri Ganganagar, made nine birdies against two bogeys on Thursday. Sandeep made a quiet start in round one with a 72. He was then two-under through the front-nine in round two but managed to turn it around with a five-under on the back-nine that featured two birdie hat-tricks. 

Sandeep said, “I had missed a lot of chip-putts on day one. But today it was a different story as my short-game was right up there. I started believing I could go really low when I chipped-in for birdie on the 10th and followed that up with a 20-feet birdie conversion on the 11th.

“I have drawn a lot of confidence from my performance at the PGTI Q School earlier this year. I first finished tied second in the first Pre Qualifying event and then earned a full card with a tied 32nd finish in the Final Stage of qualifying. If I can carry forward the momentum into the final round tomorrow, I stand a good chance of winning.”

Dhruv Sheoran continued in the lead for the second straight day after producing five birdies and a bogey on Thursday.

Vashista S Pawar’s 65, the day’s joint best round, included an eagle, seven birdies and two bogeys. Pawar’s effort lifted him 31 places from his overnight tied 34th.

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