"Pigem takes early lead, Dulal shoots 63 #BBO"

Thu 28 May 2015

"Pigem takes early lead, Dulal shoots 63 #BBO"

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Dhaka, Bangladesh, May 28: Carlos Pigem of Spain fired a second round four-under-par 68 to seize the early lead at the US$300,000 Bashundhara Bangladesh Open on Thursday.
The Spaniard, who has yet to miss a single cut this season, produced six birdies to move into the title mix on eight-under-par 134 at the challenging Kurmitola Golf Club.
Thailand’s Panuphol Pittayarat charged into contention with a fine 66 while little known Dulal Hossain, a former ball boy at Kurmitola, shot a sparkling 63 to trail the clubhouse leader by two shots.
Dulah Hossain of Bangladesh Dulah Hossain of Bangladesh
Pigem took advantage of the relatively calm morning conditions to continue his fine form as he searches for a first Asian Tour victory.
“It was easier today because we had less wind. It is still tough because the greens are tricky but if you hit it straight, you will feel comfortable because when you are in the rough or semi rough, you have no spin to control the ball on the green,” he explained.
“I feel very confident with my game and I hope that I can stay confident in the next two rounds. I’ve been playing well and when you play well, you feel confident. I look forward to challenging for the title,” said the 24-year-old Pigem.
Panuphol rode on a hot putter after changing to a new short stick this week. He negotiated his way around the greens in 25 putts highlighted by 30 foot birdie on 16.
“I haven’t played well since last year. This week is a great tournament for me to gather confidence and move on to the other tournaments. I haven’t holed a lot of putts. I got a new putter this week. I’ve been looking for the perfect putter,” he said.
Unheralded Dulal produced the low morning round thanks to seven birdies and an eagle which he holed from 20-foot on hole 14.
Similar to Siddikur Rahman, the 25-year-old Dulal started his career at Kurmitola as a ball boy before joining the Bangladeshi national golf team. He turned professional two years ago and is determined to shine in his biggest challenge yet.
Panuphol Pittayarat of Thailand Panuphol Pittayarat of Thailand
“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,” said Dulal.
For further information, please contact Doyle De Costa at the Bashundhara Bangladesh Open media centre at +6012 699 1976.
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