Udayan Mane. Filepic: Paul Lakatos/ Asian Tour
Jakarta, Indonesia, June 15: Udayan Mane, the long Indian in the field of the Asian Development Tour’s Indo Masters Invitational presented by TNE, was lying T-20th midway through the first round. The opening round was suspended due to lightning and heavy rain.
Malaysia’s Shahriffuddin Ariffin took an early lead posting a five-under-par 67. He led four players by two shots.
Mane, who had a Top-10 last week, on ADT, had one birdie and one bogey in his nine holes.
Ariffin, who had the advantage of an early tee time, posted a consistent score with three birdies on each nine, with only a single bogey on his sixth hole of the day, the par 3 16th. He was happy with his performance at the US$70,000 Asian Development Tour event, the second in a series of six in Indonesia.
Four players including China’s Chen Guxin, Pisitchai Thippong of Thailand, Lloyd Jefferson Go of the Philippines and Singapore’s Jesse Yap were Tied-2nd, but Go and Yap still had three holes to play in the first round.
Last week’s winner Naraajie E. Ramadhanputra of Indonesia started well from the 10th tee but two bogeys before the turn slowed his advance. He shot 71 and was T-9th.