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Bengaluru, 09 Aug 2018

Young Indian Feroz Singh Garewal shoots 66 to lie tied second, four behind leader Thammanoon of Thailand on day one of TAKE Solutions Masters

Om Prakash Chouhan and Khalin Joshi in tied seventh

Young Indian, Feroz Singh Garewal shot a spectacular five-under 66 to take a share of second place on the first day of the TAKE Solutions Masters at the Par-71 KGA golf course on Thursday.

Thammanoon Sriroj, one of the senior-most players on the Asian Tour, turned the clock back with a stunning nine-under-62 to grab a handy four-shot lead.

Garewal shared second place along with Thai duo Danthai Boonma and Suradit Yongcharoenchai, Zimbabwean Scott Vincent and Argentine Miguel Carballo.
 
Local lad and last year’s runner-up Khalin Joshi, who as an amateur shot a 10-under card when the course was played as Par-72 in 2012, was among the bunch of seven in Tied-7th at 4-under 67.
 
Another Indian in that group was Om Prakash Chouhan, while others were Sri Lankan Anura Rohana, who has won a PGTI event at this course, Australians Jake McLeod, Maverick Antcliff and Thais, Arnond Vongvanij and Settee Parkongvech.
 
Asian Games-bound amateur Aadil Bedi carded 3-under 68 to be Tied-14th and Harimohan Singh, also going to the Asian Games later this month, shot 2-under 69 to be Tied-24th.
 
Other good scores from prominent names included six-time Asian Tour winner, SSP Chawrasia, who bounced back from 2-over to 2-under with four birdies on his back nine, M Dharma (3-under 68), S Chikkarangappa (2-under 69), Jyoti Randhawa (1under 70) but Jeev Milkha Singh returned 1-over 72.
  
Garewal, who played at the last Asian Games in 2014, and was fifth at the Youth Olympics the same year, shot five-under-par 66 to set the early pace at the morning wave. Garewal, 21, carded six birdies against a bogey.
 
Feroze said, “I started with a couple of bad shots, missing fairways, but got lucky both times, as I made the up-and-down for pars. I also made a couple of other good putts on the front nine, to get to 1-under for the first half.”
 
He added, “On the back nine, I went birdie-birdie-birdie and made some good putts and on the last I got lucky with a real long ones. Sometimes with long putts, you are not actually going for it, but lagging it to get close, but it falls, so I feel that’s a bit of luck.”
 
Garewal further added, “I decided not to go the Asian Tour Q School this year. I decided to play lesser events and concentrate on the game. I have played a few tournaments on ADT, about 7-8 every year. This year I decided not to play and work on my game. I am going to play the rest of the events on the PGTI and maybe some on Asian Tour. Later I will go to Q-School.”
 
 

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