Panyathanasedh leads Round 1
Panyathanasedh from Thailand leads Round 1 at the Yeangder Tournament Players Championship with a bogey-free five under 67.
Following him are one-shot back Dodge Kemmer, Danny Chia, Gaganjeet Bhullar, Jarin Todd, & Johannes Veerman. Kemmer posted seven birdies & three bogeys in his round to settle for a shared second spot, he was not in the mood to stop from the very start, making three birdies in his first four holes.
Chia, currently ranked 48th on the Asian Tour Order of Merit, was 10/14 times on the fairways, posted five birdies and a bogey in his round for four-under 68 today, joining him on the board was Jarin Todd with seven birdies and three bogeys in his round a scorecard identical to Kemmer.
2012 Champion of the same event and seven times winner on the Asian Tour, Bhullar had some fond memories to cherish here and which showed in his brilliant round of four-under 68. Bhullar posted six birdies and two bogeys in his round, four of them came in his front nine itself. Fired up with his performance he surely needs to carry on this momentum for next three rounds.
With Top 2 spots filled with six players, others, needless to say, had to settle for a seventh and other positions, closest to them are Ajeetesh Sandhu, Lu Wei-Chih, FAN CHIANG Hao, Antonio Lascuna, and Lionel Weber tied for the seventh spot with three under 69 for the day.
Lu Wei- Chih of Taipei posted a hole-in-one on the par-3 11th to win $3000 for the same, before finishing for a 69 today.
Indians at the Event
Gaganjeet Bhullar and Ajeetesh Sandhu are the front-runners from India on Day 1 with 68 and 69 on the board respectively. Others to represent India at Yeangder Heritage are Arjun Atwal tied for the 12th spot with 70. Arjun Prasad is standing on a T-23rd spot with his 71 on the board, Chikkarangappa after debuting at the European Tour is back on the Asian Tour and currently, he is tied for the 23rd spot with Arjun Prasad.
Chirag Kumar, Shiv Kapur, Shubhankar Sharma, Rashid Khan, Jeev Milkha Singh, & Honey Baisoya are tied for the 68th spot with their score of 73 on the board.
Rahil Gangjee who finished for a T-8th with Honey Baisoya at the Take Solutions Masters at Bengaluru is tied for the 90th spot with Nicholas Fung, Danthai Boonma, Chang Yao-Pin, Richard T. Lee, Lee Chieh Po, Miguel Tabuena, Hsieh Tung-Shu, Chanat Sakulpolphaisan and Peng Hung-Ching, at two over 74.
Khalin Joshi, the runner-up of Take Solutions Masters stands at 119th spot with four-over 76 for today and has a lot to cover in next three rounds.
Himmat Rai stands at a T-129th spot with five over 77 and Sujjan Singh is at T-138th with seven over 79 on the board.
With three more rounds to go, we are sure a lot of action is still left and let’s wait for who lifts the cup, is it going to be one of the players from Top-10 or we will see a new face, only time will tell.