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Digvijay leapfrogs into DDA Open lead

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Apr 5 (UNI) Digvijay Singh leapfrogged into a two stroke lead courtesy a sensational eight-under 62 second round at the DDA Open at the par 70 Qutab Golf Course here today.

The leader's tournament tally stood at 14-under 126.

Mukesh Kumar occupies the second position at 12-under 128 thanks to a second successive card of 64 while Ashok Kumar was placed third at ten-under 130.

Starting from the back nine, Digvijay birdied the 11th, 12th, 13th and 16th before making the turn. Thereafter he birdied the first, third, fourth and ninth to bring the curtain down on an error free round and grab the lead.

Defending champion Mukesh Kumar, meanwhile, began with a birdie on the first. A bogey on the fourth was undone by a birdie on the fifth where Mukesh sank an accurate 15-feet putt. On the sixth, another bogey presented itself but the Mhow-based golfer birdied the ninth to recover. Thereafter there was no looking back as Mukesh went on to eagle the 12th and birdied the 13th, 14th and 16th to return his second straight card of 64.

Ashok Kumar birdied on the 11th, 12th and third while dropping a stroke on the second to card 68.


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