Ahmedabad, Gujarat, 06 Jan 2019

Bangladesh’s Mohammad Ripon tops the leaderboard in Pre Qualifying I, 26 players qualify for Final Stage

Bangladesh’s Mohammad Ripon (73-72) topped the leaderboard at one-over-145 at the end of round two of the PGTI’s Pre Qualifying I for the 2019 season being held at the Kensville Golf & Country Club near Ahmedabad.

From a total field of 99 in Pre Qualifying I, 26 players qualified for the Final Qualifying Stage as eight players were tied in 19th position when the cut was declared at nine-over-153.
Mohammad Ripon, who was overnight fourth and two off the lead, made a birdie and a bogey in round two to go two shots clear at the top.
Amateur Manpreet Mann (72-75) of Noida and Chandigarh’s Ravi Kumar (72-75) took a share of second place at three-over-147.

The Kolkata duo of Imran Ali Mollah and Pintu Haldar were tied fourth at four-over-148.

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