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Kumar set up two-shot lead in Meghalaya Golf meet

Shillong, Nov 12 (PTI): Madhya Pradesh’s Mukesh Kumar shot a six-under 64 in the opening round of the ‘Chief Minister’s Meghalaya Open Golf 2014′ to grab up a two-shot lead today.

Abhishek Kuhar of Gurgaon, Lucknow’s Sanjay Kumar and Kolkata’s Mohammad Sanju fired scores of four-under 66 to be tied second at the greens of the Shillong Golf Course here.

The seasoned Mukesh Kumar, a winner of over 100 titles in India, came out firing on all cylinders as he landed it within five feet for birdies on the seventh and ninth holes.

Playing his first event at the scenic Shillong Golf Course, Mukesh got his round going with an eagle on the 10th where he tapped-in after hitting the green in two shots. A couple of good wedge shots on the 13th and 14th helped him pick up two more strokes.

Delhi golfer Bhanu Pratap Singh made a comeback after starting with a triple-bogey on the 11th to end up tied fifth at three-under-67.

The Delhi duo of Siddharth Semwal and Vikrant Chopra and Sri Lankan K Prabagaran also carded scores of 67 to join Bhanu Pratap in tied fifth. Jeevan Sharma fared the best among the Shillong-based professionals as he posted an even-par-70 to be tied 19th.

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