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Sunit hits 2-under

Sunit Chowrasia, at the RCGC, on Wednesday. A Telegraph picture

Calcutta: Sunit Chowrasia shot two-under par 70 to take the lead after the opening round of the RCGC Juniors Cup, the seventh leg of the Tata Steel IGU East Zone Junior Tour, at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club here on Wednesday.

Sunit, nephew of SSP Chowrasia, was nine shots clear of the second placed Upanshu Sekhar Ghose in the top category (Cat A & B).

Raghu Bir Choudhary was placed third at 81 along with Vishesh Khanna. Viraj Khanna and Raj Ali shared the fifth spot at 84 while Yashwardhan Sarda was seventh at 85.

Raj also topped the Category B with Yashwardhan in second place. Gurkirat Singh and Udayajit Bhalotia were tied for the third place at 86.

In Category C, it was Hashan Rahman who took the lead with a total of 5-over 77 while Bibek Sardar and Devansh Chadha were second and third with an aggregate of 86 and 87 respectively.

Sandeep Yadav emerged as the leader in Category D when he shot a 6-over par 78 while Kaushal Bagrodia topped the Category E with a total of 47.

Sunit, who began from the 10th tee, made a brilliant start, saving pars on the first two holes while making a birdie on the par-4 12th. He lost the advantage on the very next hole when he made a bogey.

However, he did not look back as he made back to back birdies on the par-5 15th and par-4 16th to take his card to 2-under.