Rakshit, Kartik blow away gloomy day with under-par show

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Rakshit Dahiya was the best name among A Boys on Day 2 with a one-under 71. Photo: Virendra Singh Gosain

Rain threatened to be a dampener but Day 2 of the NCR Cup 11th Junior Golf Tournament panned out the way it should have, tales of domination and stepping up doing the rounds of the Lodhi Course again.

Delhi Golf Society Camp of Excellence member Rakshit Dahiya, who has been in great form, was the best name on show in A Boys as he carded a 1-under 71 to close the gap with overnight leader Krishnav Nikhil Chopraa, who shot a 74 on the back of a 69. Another Camp of Excellence student, Sukhman Singh shot an identical 74 to be third.

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In A Girls, status quo was maintained as Ragini Navet kept her top spot. Despite shooting a 74, Ragini enjoys a healthy six-shot lad over Keya Badugu 152 (77, 75). Anvvi Dahiyya 154 (76, 78) and Prietisha Gill (74, 80) lie joint third.

Kartik Singh continued to live under-par by following up his 70 with a 71 for a eight-shot lead over DGS Camp of Excellence member Ranveer Mitroo 149 (75, 74). Arshvant Srivastava and Pritish Singh Karayat follow at 154.

In girls in this category, Camp of Excellence student Zara Anand, the overnight leader, had an off-day and the 73 saw her slip to second at 150, two shots adrift of Ayesha Gupta 148 (73, 75). At 158 (76, 82), Riya Jadon is third.

The par-62 Peacock Course was abuzz with activity as the younger age categories swung into action. Chaitanya Pandey opened with a level-par 31 to take the lead in C Boys. Two shots back is Aney Shankker, followed by Raajveer Singh Suri at 34.

In girls, Anuskha Gupta (34), Shiksha Singh (36) and Riddhima Singh (38) make the top-three going into Friday’s final day.

Zorawar Sandhu opened up a slender lead by shooting level-par over 9 holes. D Boys is a tight affair with Vidit Aggarwal and Krishnav Gupta separated by a shot each.

Ojaswini Saraswat too was level-par on Day 1 but will have work to do as Aanya Dandriyal (33) and Dalisha Chetry (35) lurk close behind in D Girls.

Avviraaj Kalia was another under-par name as he shot a 30 in E Boys to take a one-shot lead over Divjot Gupta. Sahib Aujla follows with a 34. In girls, the leaderboard has Amaira Gulati (33), Unnati Singh (36) and Dhriti Singh (39) as the top-three.