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Since 1st March, 1999
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Rookie in leading pack

Calcutta: Leading Rookie of the Year Sandeep Syal submitted a four-under card to share the lead with the experienced Pappan and the lesser-known Gast Ram at the end of the half-way stage of the Rs 8.5 lakh Servo Masters, the eighth leg of the Hero Honda Indian Golf Tour at the Digboi Golf Links course in Assam Thursday. The trio had a total of five-under 139 for the tournament, according to information reaching here.

Vishal Singh was in sole fourth position with a total of four-under 140. Local lad Pritam Saikia matched the day’s best score of four-under 68 to share the fifth position along with two others Sanjay Kumar and S.S.P. Chowrasia who had a two-day total of three-under 141.

Sandeep Syal who finished a creditable tied-43rd at the Hero Honda Masters last week played some flawless golf except for a solitary hole.

Beginning from the tenth, the longest par-3, the lad from Chennai made a bogey after hitting his tee shot on the left of the green and failed to make up and down.

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