Siddikur Rahman continued his recent sorry form at the Panasonic Open in the Japanese city of Hyogo yesterday, finishing the first round in
joint 101st position with a distressingly ordinary round of two-over-par 73.
The severity of Siddikur’s bad day was highlighted by the fact that leader Yuta Ikeda of Japan shot a superb round of nine-under-par 62 while five other golfers trailed him by two shots in joint-second position, indicating that conditions were near-perfect for golf at the Higashi Hirono Golf Club.
The 27-year-old Bangladesh golfer can however draw some solace from the fact that some other big names on the Asian Tour endured equally torrid rounds; Gaganjeet Bhullar of India, who won the recently concluded Yeangder Tournament Players Championship in Taipei, finished with three-over-par in joint 110th position while Thongchai Jaidee was sharing the 101st position with Siddikur.
-With The Daily Star input