Randhawa on top at Indian Masters

Updated: 08 February 2008 11:33 IST

Jyoti Randhawa was the winner of the last two international tournaments played at the Delhi Golf Club and by his performance, he seems a winner.

Randhawa on top at Indian Masters

New Delhi:

Jyoti Randhawa was the winner of the last two international tournaments played at the Delhi Golf Club and by the look of his performance, it seems he could be headed for a hat trick.

Jyoti Randhawa surged to the top of the leaderboard on round one. The three-times Indian Open champion was unhappy with the way the course was playing, but now he should certainly have no complaints after taking the lead by 2 strokes.

However, World Number 4 Ernie Els did not seem very happy after a first round of 3 over par that included a disastrous quadruple bogey on the 18th hole.

Ernie Els said, "It's not easy after you make a 9 on the 18th, if you take that score away, I played 1 under par I didn't make a lot of putts and kind of had a bad day."

Jeev Milkha Singh is yet to win a major international event in India and now his chances of overcoming that bogey just got tougher. The world number 91 was shooting a 5 over 77, owing to some terrible putting.

DGC is his second home and with the way Shiv Kapur played, it showed. Despite a scratchy start, he made as many as 7 birdies to take the lead in the early stages along with Denmark's Thomas Bj rn. He's currently placed tied for 4th at 4 under.

Shiv Kapur, ranked 12th on Asian Tour said, "I'm obviously comfortable on this course. All the realistic birdie opportunities I gave myself, I made all of those. But there's always room for improvement, golfers are very greedy people."

The Indian golfers exploited their home advantage well and hopefully an Indian winner is edging closer at the first European Tour event in India.



Topics : Golf
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