Louis Philippe Cup: Mane, Miguel share the lead

Mane enjoyed a fine bogey-free day in this $75,000 Asian Development Tour (ADT) and Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) co-sanctioned event.

India’s Udayan Mane shared the lead with 7-under 63 in the first round.   -  Ashwin Achal

India’s Udayan Mane and Argentina’s former PGA Tour player Miguel Carballo shared the lead with 7-under 63 first rounds, in the Louis Philippe Cup at Prestige Golfshire Club course on Tuesday.

Mane enjoyed a fine bogey-free day in this $75,000 Asian Development Tour (ADT) and Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) co-sanctioned event.

Carballo carded eight birdies and a bogey on the tricky 16th hole, which was only recently converted from a par-5 to a par-4.

USA’s Sam Gillis and the India duo of Divyanshu Bajaj and Om Prakash Chouhan returned cards of 5-under 65, and sit in joint-second.

“The course is tricky and the weather was challenging because of the wind and the rain,” Bajaj stated.

Australian Marcus Both (2-under 68), a three-time winner on the Asian Tour, is in tied-12th spot.

Seasoned Indian pro Rahil Gangjee, a two-time winner on the Asian Tour, shot a 1-under 69 and lies in tied-18th spot.

The scores (Top Eight, Indians unless mentioned)

63: Miguel Carballo (ARG), Udayan Mane; 65: Sam Gillis (USA), Divyanshu Bajaj, Om Prakash Chouhan; 66: Khalin Joshi, Harendra Gupta; 67: Manu Gandas, Yashas Chandra, Sachin Baisoya, Mukesh Kumar.