Shubhankar leads in Haryana Open golf

February 8th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS  

Gurgaon, Feb 8 (IANS) Shubhankar Sharma recovered from a horrendous front nine to hole four birdies on the back nine and card a two-over 74 in the first round of the Haryana Open (NZ qualifier) on the IGU Amateur Tour Tuesday. That gave him a one-shot lead over Surya Jai Prakash (75), as none of the players managed to break par. Arshad Ali was also tied second at 75.

A total of 86 golfers teed off on a foggy morning, when play was delayed till 8.45 am.

The top 32 players from the event will qualify for NCR Cup and the top 50 go through for the Northern Indian Amateur tournament.

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