Samui (Thailand): None of the eight Indians
in fray could return a sub-card and Rahil Gangjee`s two-over
73, which placed him tied 31st, turned out to be the best of
the lot in the opening round of the Queen`s Cup golf
tournament here on Thursday.
It was a dismal show by the Indian contingent at the
Samui Country Club, where Himmat Rai and Anirban Lahiri shared
the 44th place after carding identical 74s.
Trailing them from one shot behind at the 58th place were
Digvijay Singh and Mandeo Pathania.
Further three shots behind was Vikrant Chopra with Firoz
Ali (80) and Gaurav Pratap Singh (82) further down the
leaderboard with no real prospects of making the cut.
Thai veteran Prayad Marksaeng fired a six-under 65 to
open up a two-stroke lead over Bangladesh pro Siddikur, who is
a regular in the Indian Tour events.