Paul Peterson leads by a stroke
Paul Peterson took a stroke lead over Shiv Kapur who finished two hours ahead of him as the leader at 10-under 134, Peterson posted an astonishing birdie on the par-3 17th to steal the lead from the Indian.
Paul Peterson’s round
Peterson was five shots back from the leader Sandhu on Thursday but his bogey-free eight-under 64 has now made him the leader with a total score of 11-under 135, a shot ahead of Shiv Kapur.
Peterson shared 14th place on the board with his three-under 69 finish in Round one, a score similar to Sudhir Sharma, Subhankar Sharma, Honey Baisoya, Pawan Kumar, Zamal Hossain Mollah, Prom Meesawat, Brett Munson, and Itthipat Buranatanyarat.
All in all his performance today has helped him climb 14 places up, and he surely looks up to keep his advantage handy for further rounds. Peterson’s last victory came at D+D Real Czech Masters on the European Tour in 2016.
Shiv Kapur the Indian star
Shiv Kapur continued his good run from his yesterday’s round of seven-under 65 for a shared second-place. Kapur was still the leader for the day when he entered the clubhouse at 2 pm at 10-under 134, but a late burst from Peterson kept him placed for a second place again.
Shiv posted three-under 69 today consisting five birdies and a dreadful double-bogey on the par-4 6th.
Round 1 leader, Sandhu
Sandhu who led the field on Day 1 was not in his best form today, he posted a round of one-over 73 to drop five places for a shared sixth place with Honey Baisoya at eight-under 136. Sandhu’s round consisted four birdies, three birdies and a double-bogey on the par-4 16th.
Top spots registered by Indians
Taking note of the fact that the event is being played at a home course of Delhi Golf Club in New Delhi a lot of surge from Thurday’s round are seen today. Top 10 positions are filled with eight Indians, an American and a Thai Thaworn Wiratchand for a shared eight place at six-under 138.
Notable performance came from Shamim Khan who posted three-under 69 for a third place on the board with his score of nine-under 135.
SSP Chawrasia was able to better his position by a spot with eight-under 136, for a fourth place shared with Divyanshu Bajaj.
Akshay Sharma and Aman Raj shared eighth-place for a score of six-under 138, where Akshay posted two-under 70 and Aman posted 72 for the day.
Mukesh Kumar, The defending champion
Mukesh Kumar got his groove back compared to his previous round of 72 for a shared 41st finish, with his second-round 69 he now stands at shared 25th place, with a total score of three-under 141 and has a lot of ground to cover before he can make a defending claim.
Mukesh now shares his 25th place with Arnold Vongvanij, Veer Ahlawat, and Steve Lewton.