Wednesday, May 11, 2011

PGTI Feeder Tour event Madhuban Meadows Golf Course Karnal

Karnal, Haryana, May 10, 2011: Praveen Kumar Bhadana of Noida shot a magnificent six under 63 to seize the lead in round one of the PGTI Feeder Tour event being held at the Madhuban Meadows Golf Course in Karnal. Bhadana’s opening round effort helped him set a new course record for a single round at the par-69 Madhuban Meadows course. The previous course record of five under 64 was jointly held by Suleman Ali, Dinesh Kumar and Arshdeep Tiwana.Manoj Kumar and Kapil Kumar are tied second at five under 64.

Praveen Kumar Bhadana had a slow start as he made pars on the first five holes. He then turned it on with four straight birdies from the sixth through the ninth thanks to some brilliant ball-striking and consistent putting. The 26-year-old continued his good run on the back nine making three more birdies besides his only bogey of the day on the 15th.

Praveen said, “I was striking it well today and therefore set up a number of birdie opportunities. The birdie on the 11th was special because I pulled my drive to the left on that particular hole and then made an excellent recovery thanks to a 30 feet putt. It’s important to play well around the green on this course. One needs to be a little creative and react according to the situation, especially on the approach shots, in order to perform well at this venue.”
Manoj Kumar of Lucknow made two eagles, four birdies and three bogeys on his way to a score of 65 that placed him joint second along with Kapil Kumar of Delhi. Kapil fired an eagle, four birdies and a bogey in his opening round.

Maniram Sharma of Karnal is tied 29th as he shot an even par 69.
Ravinder Chandila of Faridabad fired a hole-in-one on the fourth during his opening round of eight over 77. He used a nine-iron on the 130-yard fourth hole. Chandila is currently placed 87th.Earlier in the day, the inaugural tee-off was done amidst much fanfare by Mr. V N Rai, Director, BSF Academy.

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