Sports Desk, Arfin Shobuz, Staff Reporter, Dhaka Office: Alltimenews.com:- Sajib Ali shares lead after starting spherical, The second edition of the City Bank American Express Chittagong Open got off to a cracking begin as 4 players, Bangladesh’s Md Sajib Ali, Indians Aman Raj and Harendra Gupta and Sri Lankan N Thangaraja, fired matching scores of 7-underneath-65 to take the joint lead in round one on the scenic Bhatiary Golf & Country Club in Chittagong the day before today.
Md Ismail, another Bangladesh expert, turned into one shot off the lead in 5th place at the BDT 50.00 lakh occasion, according to a press release.
Dhaka-based totally professional Md Sajib Ali loved an exquisite day with the putter and also kept the errors out as he prepare a sensational 65 on day one. The 29-year-vintage Sajib, seeking to enhance on his tied thirty eighth finish accomplished at the primary version of the occasion final yr, were given his round going with a 12-feet birdie conversion at the fourth.
There become no stopping Sajib thereafter as he sank 3 greater birdies at the the front-nine together with a 25-footer at the 7th.
Sajib, who performs at the Kurmitola Golf Club in Dhaka, went on to provide a near-perfect technique shot on the 10th that ended in a tap-in birdie. He brought extra birdies with lengthy-range putts at the 11th and sixteenth to come to be with a career-satisfactory 65 to the satisfaction of the home enthusiasts.
Sajib stated, “I’m thrilled to shoot my lowest score ever. My placing become the high-quality part of my game nowadays. Importantly, I saved myself out of hassle by way of finding all fairways and 15 greens in law. The 25-feet birdie conversion on the seventh was the spotlight of my round. I drew a variety of confidence from that putt which in turn helped me boost my game in addition for the final a part of the round.
Sajib, who became seasoned just three years lower back, added, “It’s a splendid begin to the week and offers me a strong basis to build on. The route is in splendid shape this week. Reading the vegetables isn’t going to be smooth right here, so with a view to be my recognition over the subsequent 3 days.”
Harendra Gupta soared to the pinnacle at the lower back of eagles. The Chandigarh golfer became stage-par until the eighth however then conjured eagles and 4 birdies towards a lone bogey over the subsequent 10 holes to climb into the joint lead. Both his eagles got here because of five-foot conversions on the 11th and 18th.
Aman Raj made a gradual start with a bogey on the second one but then rallied with eight birdies to also snatch a proportion of the lead. The 22-year-antique Patna-based totally golfer’s round stood out for his terrific recoveries and par saves.
N Thangaraja, who completed fourth at the final PGTI event in Chennai, endured his correct run of shape with a seven-under on Wednesday. Thangaraja, who produced an amazing 9 birdies on the value of two bogeys en route his sixty five, displayed a few incredible chipping that installation a number of quick birdie putts for him.
Md Ismail, who earned his card at the PGTI thru the Qualifying School this yr, returned a sixty six to be at the leaders’ tail in fifth. Ismail had a golden run of 5 consecutive birdies from the fourth to the eighth at some point of his first round.
Md Zamal Hossain Mollah, the main Bangladeshi golfer within the area, settled for an excellent-par-72 on day one to be positioned tied 21st.
Sports Desk, Alltimenews.com