Ace Bangladeshi golfer Siddikur Rahman began the Queen’s Cup golf tournament in a resounding fashion as he finished fourth at the end of the first round at
Santiburi Samui Country Club in Thailand on Thursday.
Siddik, who claimed second position in the Queen’s Cup last year, carded five birdies to finish day one on five-under-par 66, just a shot behind joint leaders Daisuke Kataoka of Japan, Jaakko Makitalo of Finland and Malaysia’s Danny Chia.
The 28-year-old golfer did not fall to a single bogey or a double bogey as he fired five birdies in the 2nd, 6th, 14th, 16th and 18th holes to maintain his form after a two-month break from the game.
The $312,000 event which will end on Sunday, saw a host of stars languishing in the lower part of the leaderboard after the end of first day’s play.
India’s Anirban Lahiri was mired in 23rd position while Asian Tour Order of Merit leader Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand was occupying 33rd position.
Siddik, the only Bangladesh golfer with a win in the Asian Tour event at the Brunei Open three years ago, will be confident about continuing his form and improve on his second-place finish last year, while another Bangladeshi golfer Zamal Hossain Mollah failed to make the cut on the opening day.
-With New Age input