Mysuru-based amateur Yashas Chandra struck a brilliant eight-under-64 to take a commanding four-shot lead in round one of PGTI's Pre Qualifying III for the 2018 season here today.
Chandra sank nine birdies and dropped a lone bogey in the opening round at the Kensville Golf & Country Club.
The two golfers in tied second at four-under-68 were amateurs Dhruv Sheoran of Pune and Stephan Erasmus of South Africa.
Interestingly, Sheoran had won the 2017 PGTI Qualifying School held in January last year.
The top 24 players (+ ties) will qualify from Pre Qualifying III, a 36-hole event, for the Final Qualifying Stage.
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