Manila, Philippines, April 3, 2008: PGTI members made an ordinary start at the US$ 300,000 Philippine Open being played at the Wack Wack Golf & Country Club in Manila. PGTI member Arjun Singh at tied 19th was the best placed Indian after the first round. He shot even par 72 on Thursday to trail the current leader Japan’s Kodai Ichihara (66) by six strokes.
Arjun Singh’s first round 72 saw him make birdies on the 18th, third and fourth. He dropped bogeys on the 10th, seventh and the closing ninth.PGTI members Himmat Singh Rai and Digvijay Singh shot rounds of one over 73 to be tied 27th. Rai’s opening round included an eagle on the 14th, birdies on the fourth, 12th and 16th and bogeys on the first, sixth, ninth, 11th, 13th and 15th. Digvijay on the other hand sank birdies on the fifth and 16th and dropped a bogey on the seventh and a double bogey on the 18th.
Gurbaaz Mann fired two over 74 for tied 49th place.Among the other PGTI members in the field, Harmeet Kahlon returned a 77 (tied 96th) while Gaganjeet Bhullar carded 78 (tied 112th).