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CG Open 2016: Four highlights from Day 2 of the tournament

Ned Walters
167   //    25 Nov 2016, 15:29 IST
 C Muniyappa
Bengaluru’s C Muniyappa emerged as the halfway leader

#1 Bengaluru’s C Muniyappa emerged as the halfway leader at the CG Open 2016 after he carded a five-under-65 in round two at the Bombay Presidency Golf Club (BPGC) on Thursday. Muniyappa’s two-day total stood at 11-under-129 at the Rs. 1 crore event.

The 39-year-old former Indian Open champion then turned on the heat on the greens with four birdie conversions from 10 to 15 feet besides an excellent chip for a tap-in birdie on the first. However, it was the 35-feet birdie conversion on the closing ninth that was the highlight of his round.

#2 The Mumbai duo of professional Anil Bajrang Mane (70) and amateur Akash Modi (69) also occupied tied 19thplace. Mane made the cut at his home course after three years.

#3 While Mhow’s Om Prakash Chouhan shot the week’s best of 61 to rise to tied third at eight-under-132, 15-year-old junior amateur Aadil Bedi of Chandigarh, the youngest player in the field, shot a second straight 67 to be tied 12that six-under-134.

#4 Fifteen-year-old junior amateur Aadil Bedi in tied 12th - It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that 15-year-oldl Bedi is a child prodigy, a future champion in making.

Aadil Bedi (67-67) produced a bogey-free 67 on day two to move up four places from his overnight tied 16th. The 15-year-old Bedi is India’s leading junior and the youngest player in the field at the CG Open this year. He has made seven birdies at the expense of just one bogey in the tournament so far.

And if you aren’t impressed enough, then let us tell you that Aadil has now made the cut in both professional events he has played so far. The class 10th student from Chandigarh had finished tied 51st in his first appearance at a professional event (TAKE Open) last month in Bengaluru.

Only goes on to prove how much he has to contribute to the sport.
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