Angad Cheema equalled the course record with a seven-under-63 to move ahead of the pack in the opening round of the CG Open 2013, played at the BPGC course.

The rookie from Panchkula was followed by rookie S. Chikkarangappa of Bangalore, tied in second place at six-under-64 with Order of Merit leader Rashid Khan of Delhi.

Defending champion Harendra Gupta carded a one-over-71 to share the 56th position.

A hole-in-one on the second by Kolkata’s Divyanshu Bajaj helped him finish the day at five-under 65.

The scores:

63 - Angad Cheema; 64 - S Chikkarangappa, Rashid Khan; 65 – K. Prabagaran, Divyanshu Bajaj; 66 - Abhijit Singh Chadha, Vinod Kumar, Randhir Singh Ghotra, Md Shakhawat Hossain Sohel, Abhishek Jha, Harmeet Kahlon. — Special Correspondent

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