PANCHKULA: Harendra Gupta shot a five-under 67 to enjoy a two-stroke lead after the first round of the Haryana Open golf championship at the Panchkula Golf Club here on Thursday.

On a day when 21 players broke par, Anirban Lahiri, Ranjit Singh Rathore, A.S. Lehal, Sheeraz Kalra and Vijay Kumar shared the second spot after cards of three-under.

The scores: Harendra Gupta 67; Anirban Lahiri, Ranjit Singh Rathore, A.S. Lehal, Sheeraz Kalra, Vijay Kumar 69; Harmeet Kahlon, Mukesh Kumar, Mandeo Singh Pathania, Amardip Sinh Malik, Amritinder Singh, Sanjay Kumar, Manav Jaini 70; Randhir Singh Ghotra, Rafick Ali Mollah, Pappan, K.P.S. Sekhon, Naman Dawar, Anura Rohana (Sri), Ali Sher and Amit Dube 71.

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