KOLKATA: Four players ranked in the top 10 were eliminated in the first round of the match-play format of the Goodricke Eastern India amateur golf tournament at the RCGC here on Friday.

Raja Sardar, ranked 31st, sent out second-seeded Simarjeet Singh 3-up, while third-seeded Saurav Bahuguna fell to 30th-ranked Samresh Sardar 3 & 2.

In the other upsets, 25th-ranked Karan Vasudeva ousted eighth-seeded Aditya Khaitan 5 & 4, while 24th-seeded Vikram Rana sent ninth-seeded Manav Das packing.

Important results: Abhishek Jha bt Mayukh Mitra 5 & 3; Simarjeet Singh lost to Raja Sardar 3-down; Saurav Bahuguna lost to Samresh Sardar 3 & 2; Tarun Gogale bt Moin Malak 1-up; H.S. Kang bt Surya J. Prakash 19th hole; Sanjeev Mehra bt Rahul Bajaj 2 & 1; Jasjeet Singh bt Richie Sharma 5 & 4; Aditya Khaitan lost to Karan Vasudeva 5 & 4; Manav Das lost to Vikram Rana 4 & 2; Pawan Kumar bt Navtez Singh 3 & 2. — Special Correspondent

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