November 03, 2016: On a day when just one golfer managed to stay even with the Royal Hua Hin Golf Course, Kartik Sharma and Aadil Bedi made 77 each to slot themselves inside the top 10. The Singha Thailand Junior World Golf Championships got off to a solid start, with the Dane Ejlersen Anders Emil taking a one shot lead with an even 72.
Birdies were hard to come by in the first round. Ejlersen Anders Emil managed to make three of them – at the 4th, 12th and 17th holes.
Kartik Sharma started his day with a bogey at the first hole. He made five straight pars from there before suffer three bogeys in four holes through the 10th hole.
Kartik Sharma punctuated that bleeding run of scores with a birdie at the 8th hole. Bogeys at the 14th and 16th were offset to an extent by a beautiful birdie at the par-4 17th hole.
Incidentally, Aadil Bedi also made two birdies – at the first and sixth holes. He conceded bogeys at the fourth, seventh and ninth holes to make the turn at one over.
Aadil Bedi suffered badly through four straight bogeys from the 13th hole before signing off with a pair of pars for his five over score of 77.
Carl Jano Corpus was in second place after he made one over 73 in the first round. The Philippino lad shot birdies at the 2nd, 10th and 13th holes.
Natthaphat Harnchokehchaisku of Thailand and Japan’s Nobuhiko Wakaari were tied in third after both boys made two over 73 on Thursday.
Denmark’s Frimodt Gustav and Aidric Jose Chan of Philippines were lying in T5 with an 18 hole score of 75.
Christopher Daniel James was in seventh position with a first round score of 76. Kartik Sharma and Aadil Bedi with behind the Malaysian Golfer in T8.
Brentt Salas of Guam rounded off the top ten – he made seven over 79 to tie with Jiri Zuska Jr. in ninth place.