Aadil tied third after Round 1 in Thailand

Sakal Times
Friday, 8 November 2019

Bedi, whose best Asian Tour finish has been fourth at the recent Classic Golf and Country Club International in September, birdied each of the three Par-5s at the Thai Country Club. He had five birdies, one on the front nine and four on back nine, including three in last five holes.

CHACHOENGSAO, THAILAND: Rookie Aadil Bedi fired a bogey-free five-under 66 to lie two shots behind the leader, Thai amateur Natthaphat Harnchokchaiskul (64) at the end of the first day of US$300,000 Thailand Open on Thursday.

Bedi, whose best Asian Tour finish has been fourth at the recent Classic Golf and Country Club International in September, birdied each of the three Par-5s at the Thai Country Club. He had five birdies, one on the front nine and four on back nine, including three in last five holes.

Bedi was the best Indian, while veteran SSP Chawrasia and in-form Ajeetesh Sandhu recorded three-under 68 each tot be Tied-12th. 

The 19-year-old Natthaphat, playing his first Asian Tour event, is one of the 10 amateurs in the field, stole the show with a solid seven-under-par 64 to grab a one-shot lead over fellow Thai Phachara Khongwatmai (65). Natthaphat shot eight birdies against a bogey at the Thai Country Club.

Bedi, 18, in his debut appearance at the Thai Open shares third place with Thaya Limpipolpaibul of Thailand and Soomin Lee of Korea.

Among other Indians, Khalin Joshi (69) was T-28, S Chikkarangappa (70) and Viraj Madappa (70) was T-41stand Jyoti Randhawa (71) was T-56.

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