• search

Rahil Gangjee moves to tied eighth place in China Open

Written by: Staff
|

Beijing, Apr 13 (UNI) Rahil Gangjee shot up to the eighth place after an impressive four-under 68 while a treble of double bogeys marred Shiv Kapur's opening round in the 1.8 million dollar Volvo China Open here today.

Eyeing a rare double Asian Tour crown, Shiv - a 10th tee starter -- struggled on the Honghua International Golf Club course and dropped double bogeys on the 11th, 15th and 18th holes and it looked bleak for the talented Indian who managed a couple of birdies on the 16th and 17th holes.

Shiv, however, had a bogey-free back nine and he fired birdies on the second, third and seventh for his one-over 73 for the tied 67th place.

Kolkata pro Rahil was in brilliant form and could have ended even higher but for occasional hiccups.

After birdies on the second and ninth holes, Rahil fired five more during his backward journey but bogeys on the fourth, eighth and 18th pulled him back and he was two-stroke adrift of of leader Christian Cevaer (66).

Jeev Mikha Singh's level-par round earned him the 47th place, while seasoned Gaurav Ghei went two-over 74, one-stroke ahead of compatriot Amandeep Johl, followed by Harmeet Kahlon (76).

Frenchman Cevaer's error-free round included six birdies -- three in each nine.

UNI XC AY PDS GC1608

For Daily Alerts

For Breaking News from Oneindia
Get instant news updates throughout the day.

Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more