Bahuguna consolidates lead at ITC Classic Open

April 24th, 2008 - 8:02 pm ICT by admin  


Gurgaon, April 24 (IANS) Saurabh Bahuguna sustained his overnight form to submit yet another sub-par card to consolidate his lead to three shots at the end of the penultimate round of the LG ITC Classic Open Amateur golf championship at the par-72 Jack Nicklaus designed Classic Golf Resort Thursday. On a day when sub-par scores came at a premium - there were just three of them - Bahuguna added a 70 to his overnight 140 to be six-under 210 after 54 holes.

Bahuguna, who is winless over the last 18 months, will have to contend with a fast improving Abhishek Jha who shot the day’s best of 69 to move into second position with a total of 213.

Pawan Kumar was third at 215 while Vikram Rana and Rahul Bajaj were tied for the fourth spot at 219. The young duo of Kapil Kumar and Amanjyot Singh were tied for the sixth place at 220 while HS Kang occupied the sole eighth place at 221.

Top Scores after 54 holes: 210 Saurabh Bahuguna (70, 72, 68); 213 Abhishek Jha (69, 73, 71); 215 Pawan Kumar (73, 73, 69); 219 Vikram Rana (76, 77, 66), Rahul Bajaj (75, 74, 70); 220 Kapil Kumar (75, 71, 74), Amanjyot Singh (74, 72, 74); 221 HS Kang (77, 72, 72); 222 L Selvadurai (78, 77, 67), Jasjeet Singh (77, 74, 70), Rudresh Sharma (73, 72, 77), SK Lakra (71, 73, 78).

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