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Digvijay, Kumar enjoy early lead at CG Open 2018

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Former winner Digvijay Singh of and Lucknow's Kumar took the early lead at the CG Open 2018 as the duo posted scores of six-under -64 at the (BPGC) here Wednesday.

Sri Lankan Mithun Perera was placed third at five-under-65.

Singh, a 10thtee starter, came up with a flawless 64, reaping the rewards of working on his putting with fellow professional Gurki Shergill.

The seasoned made three birdies each on his back-nine and front-nine to hold the advantage on day one.

Kumar, too, joined Singh at the top thanks to his seven birdies that came at the cost of a lone bogey.

Kumar began the week with a birdie on the first.

His confidence then soared with a 20-feet birdie conversion on the fifth.

Kumar went on to make four more birdies from a range of 10 to 20 feet to sign for a 64.

Perera mixed seven birdies with two bogeys for his 65, while N Thangaraja, another Sri Lankan, sank back-to-back eagles on the 18thand first en route his round of 66 that placed him joint fourth.

Thangaraja chipped-in on the first.

Mysuru's Yashas Chandra and Australian Kunal Bhasin also took a share of fourth at 66.

Among the Mumbai-based professionals, shot the best score of 71 to be tied 32nd.

Aakash Bamne and DMello were a further shot back in tied 47th.

was placed tied 65that 73. amateur Ahaan Nath struck a 74 to be tied 86th.

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First Published: Wed, December 12 2018. 21:31 IST