BANGALORE: Syed Saquib Ahmed of Bangalore with a par 72 leads the pack in category A and B after the first 18 holes in the Eagleton South Zone junior and sub junior golf championship, which got underway here on Tuesday.

Seasoned junior tour player S. Chikkarangappa is also in the fray. Chikka finished the day with a score of two over 74.

The championships is in four categories with categories A and B (under 18 and under 15) playing together while category C (under 13) and category D (under 11) being the others.

Yashas Chandra of Mysore with eight over 80 is in the lead in category B while his younger brother Shreyas Chandra heads the pack in category D, with a score of 94. Aditi Ashok with 89 is in the front in category C.

The championship is being played over two days (36 holes).

Leading scores (after 18 holes): Category A and B: Syed Saquib Ahmed-72; S Chikkarangappa-74; Praful Chand-77; Yashash Chandra -80; Gaurav Bhandari-81; Sumeru Bhauguna-82; Varun Ramesh Jois-83; Sarhan Italia-84; Akhil Rao, Nikita Arjun, Prateek Punith Jalan-85.

Category B: Yashash Candra-80; Gaurav Bhandari-81; Akshath Vidyanath-89; Akash Srinivasan-90; Karan Arjun-92.

Category C: Aditi Ashok-89; Ganapathy C-90; Surya Kumar-95; K Arjun Reddy-96; Ankita Kedalaya-97.

Category D: Shreyas Chandra-94; Karan Bharat-102; Yuvraj R Joshi-103; Prattek Nagaprasad-109; Druvan Gandhi-112. — Special Correspondent

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