Bajaj, Verma bow out of All-India Amateur
Pune: On a day of upsets, top ranked golfers Rahul Bajaj and Gagan Verma were shown the door in the second round of the matchplay championship at the LG All-India Amateur at the Oxford Golf & Country Club here on Tuesday.
Eighth seed Kanishk Madan accounted for Gagan, winning the tie 2&1 while Bangalore’s Udayan Mane took out Bajaj, the highest ranked player in the field this week.
Second seed Abhijit Chadha also crashed out after Bangalore boy CG Somiah beat him 2&1.
Top seed Chikkarangappa, however, breezed into the round of 16, edging out Imamul Haque 3&2.
Also through to the next round are the Sri Lankans -- Mithun Perera and K Prabhagarn.
While Mithun got the better of Aditya Bhanadarkar 4&3, K Prabhagaran defeated Ajay Singh 3&2. Both players will face off against each other in the next match.
Local lad Moin Malak won a close match against Pawan Kumar where the tie was decided on the 19th hole after both players finished the regulation 18 holes all-square.