Dulal has big dreams at #BBO

Thu 28 May 2015

Dulal has big dreams at #BBO

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Dhaka, Bangladesh, May 28: Bangladeshi Dulal Hossain dares to dream big after shooting a sparkling eight-under-par 63 in the second round of the Bashundhara Bangladesh Open on Thursday.
The 25-year-old, who turned professional two years ago, trails clubhouse leader Mardan Mamat by three shots but his dazzling performance has given him hope to win his National Open at the Kurmitola Golf Club, which is also his home course.
The self-taught golfer opened with a bogey but bounced back brilliantly with seven birdies before holing a 20-foot eagle on the par five 14th hole to soar into contention.
“This is the first time I’m shooting eight-under on this course, which is also my home course. I hope I will have a chance to win. This is my home course so I think I will have a big chance,” he said.
Dulah Hossain of Bangladesh Dulah Hossain of Bangladesh
Like Siddikur Rahman, Dulal worked as a ball boy at Kurmitola before learning how to play the game of golf during his free time.
“My father sold tea in the canteen at Kurmitola and he asked the caddy master if I could be a ball boy and he said yes. I was only nine years old then and I didn’t play golf yet,” said Dulal.
“I started playing when I became a caddy. When I had time in the morning, I would learn how to swing by using a tree branch.
“One day, a member at Kurmitola saw my swing and he sponsored a golf set. I was 15 at that time and that was when I really started playing golf. My family was poor so I couldn’t afford to buy a golf set,” he recalled.
As the years progressed, Dulal was roped into the Bangladesh national golf team where he helped his country win the individual and team gold medals at the 2010 South Asian Games at Kurmitola.
Now he will take aim at his biggest challenge yet – winning the Bashundhara Bangladesh Open.
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