Akshay takes top honours on first day at RCGC Cup

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Kolkata, Dec 11 (UNI) Akshay Butta shot a one-under par 71 to grab top spot on the first day of the LG RCGC Cup that teed off at the historic Royal Calcutta Golf Club here today.

Akshay was chased by a pack of three amateurs -- Saurav Bahuguna, Rahul Bajaj and Sri Lankan Mithun Perera who all signed in cards of level par 72 to be tied for the second place in the tournament which is othe 10th leg of the LG Indian Amateur Golf Tour 2007-08 season.

Top contenders Abhishek Jha, Simarjeet Singh, Gagan Verma and Tarun Gogale shot a one-over 73 to be tied for the fifth place while the man-in-form Manav Das shared the ninth place along with Jan Mohammed, Rudresh Sharma and Pawan Kumar at two-over 74 With the players huddled together by a close margin, the next three days should provide some exciting action.

Top scores (after 18 holes): 71 Akshay Butta; 72 Saurav Bahuguna, Mithun Perera, Rahul Bajaj; 73 Abhishek Jha, Simarjeet Singh, Gagan Verma, Tarun Gogale; 74 Manav Das, Jan Mohammed, Rudresh Sharma, Pawan Kumar UNI XC PDS TB HT1947

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