Tag: dgc open 2023


S Chikkarangappa leaps to the top with 66 at DGC Open

The Delhi Golf Club is reputed to be a happy hunting ground for Indians and S Chikkarangappa reaped the rewards by taking a three-shot lead at the halfway mark of the DGC Open on Friday. The 29-year-old carded a bogey-free six-under-par 66 to enter double figures after the first two rounds of the Asian Tour event at 10-under. The bunch closest to him includes two Indians – Rashid Khan (70) and Om Prakash Chouhan (68) – as well as defending champion Nitithorn Thippong of Thailand (70). Chikkarangappa is coming off a tied-sixth-place finish at last week’s event in Thailand, and the good form and vibes showed. "In this course, I'm just learning how to play every year. I've been putting well. Yeah six birdies with 12 pars today was amazing", quoted @chikkarangappa after his excellent secon...

Bangladesh’s Siddikur Rahman uses course familiarity to take Rd 1 lead at DGC Open

Familiarity with the Delhi Golf Course layout proved to be a big advantage at the DGC Open. After the first round, Bangladesh’s Siiddikur Rahman — frequent player to the golf course where he clinched one fo his two Asian Tour titles — began his latest tilt with a bogey-free round of seven-under 65 that put him in a two-shot lead in the $750,000 event. Rashid Khan, who was the best performing Indian on the day, avoided dropping any shot on the layout re-designed by golf legend Gary Player. His 67 put him at par in second spot with Thailand’s defending champion Nitithorn Thippong and Filipino Justin Quiban, who had a career-best fifth-place finish at last year’s edition. Siddikur won the Hero Indian Open at the DGC in 2013, while Rashid has won the SAIL-SBI Open here ahead of the Banglade...