Chonburi, Thailand, 06-03-2014

Gangjee lies tied 15th at The Open Qualifying

Rahil Gangjee was the highest-placed Indian after round one of the Open Qualifying Series - Thailand at the Amata Spring Country Club. Gangjee fired a one-under-71 to be placed tied 15th, three shots behind the leader Hiroshi Iwata of Japan. At the end of the two-day qualifying event, the top four players will qualify for this year's British Open which will be held in July.

Among the other Indians in the field, Chiragh Kumar posted a one-over-73 to be placed tied 28th while SSP Chowrasia came up with a six-over-78 to be tied 63rd. Himmat Singh Rai was in tied 67th place after his round of seven-over-79.

Anirban Lahiri, who finished tied 31st in his maiden appearance at The Open in 2012, withdrew in the opening round on Thursday.


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