Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 01:35:16 PM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Dulal Hossain shines in Round 2

By UNB, DHAKA
29th-May-2015       
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

Bangladeshi little-known golfer Dulal Hossain made a surprise 5th slot after displaying his brilliant performance in the 2nd round of the first-ever Asian Tour event in Bangladesh, the 3,00,000 US Dollars "Bashundhara Bangladesh Open 2015" at Kurmitola Golf Course on Thursday.
Dulal, who was settled for joint 20th slot in the first round after shooting 73, made a brilliant comeback on the 2nd day (Thursday) firing an eight-under-par 63 with one eagle, seven birdies and one bogey.
He advanced to the 5th place firing a 6 under par 136 (73+63) overall.
Unheralded Dulal produced the low round score thanks to seven birdies and charged into the title mix thanks to a 20-foot eagle putt on the 14th hole.
After the day's play, Dulal Hossain said, "The weather was good today so I'm lucky I didn't play in the strong wind this morning. 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."
Dulal's father sold tea in the canteen at Kurmitola and he asked the caddy master if his son could be a ball boy and he said yes. Dulal was only nine years old then, as he started his journey in golf.
"I was promoted to a caddy at the age of 12 and when I had time in the morning, I would learn how to swing by using a tree branch," said the young Bangladeshi golfer.
"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 relayed of his touching story.
"I hit an eagle today on the 14th hole from 20 feet. I used a five wood for my second shot from 230 yards. I'm 25 years old this year and I turned professional two years ago," Dulal added.
Another Bangladesh player Mohammad Sajib Ali shared the 35th place with six other golfers battling at 143 with one over par.
Two-time Asian Tour winner and Bangladeshi celebrated golfer Siddikur Rahman, who fired a disappointing 72 to share 42nd place at his home course in Wednesday's first round, managed to make the cut on the 2nd round sharing 55th place on Thursday with 13 other players scoring (72+72) 144 with two over par.
Other Bangladeshi golfer Nur Jamal also shared the same 42nd slot with Siddikur to make cut with two-over-par (73+71) 144.
Two more Bangladeshi golfers-- Dil Mohammad (72+73) 145 and Shakhawat Sohel (74+71) 145, ranked 55th jointly making three over par with 18 other players to made cut.

Meanwhile Singaporean veteran Mardan Mamat let slip in his closing four holes to return with a four-under-par 67 and seize the second round clubhouse lead on Thursday.

The four-time Asian Tour winner produced six birdies against two late dropped shots for a nine-under-par 133 total to hold a one-shot advantage over Carlos Pigem of Spain, who also shot a 67 at the 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, the day's best round, to trail Mardan by three shots at the US$300,000 Asian Tour event.

The 47-year-old Mardan was dominant on his front nine when he turned in a 31 before an hour 30-minute weather suspension in the afternoon stopped his momentum as he returned to the course to shoot two birdies and two bogeys on holes 15 and 16.

"When you go in and out of the golf course, you might lose a bit of momentum. That happened to me today so hopefully the weather will be kind to us," said Mardan.

Pigem, who has yet to miss a single cut this season, took advantage of the relatively calm morning conditions to continue his fine form as he searches for a first Asian Tour victory.

The second round of the Bashundhara Bangladesh Open was suspended due to darkness at 7pm. A total of five players will return on Friday at 6.30am to resume their round. The projected cut is currently at three-over-par 145.

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Sports »

Medalists in the women's 12.5-kilometer mass start biathlon (from right) Belarus' Darya Domracheva (silver), Slovakia's Anastasiya Kuzmina (gold) and Norway's Tiril Eckhoff (bronze) pose during their medals ceremony at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea on Sunday.


Entertainment »

I am very excited about working with Akshay Kumar: Parineeti


Parineeti Chopra, who will be sharing screen space for the first time with Akshay Kumar, says she is excited to work with the superstar in Kesari.The film, being directed by Anurag Singh, will see Akshay essaying the role of Havildar Ishar Singh, while Parineeti plays his wife."(I) am very excited ...

Editorial »

We welcome UK`s removal of ban on direct air cargo


THE UK government has fully withdrawn the two-year-long ban on direct cargo flights from Dhaka to London ending the plight of exporters, particularly garment exporters who were facing difficulty to make emergency shipment of samples and other cargo to buyers within the stipulated time. The British government said it is ...

City »

Buyers flip through the books at a stall of Amar Ekushey Book Fair on Bangla Academy premises in the city on Monday.


International »

Syrian forces to back YPG` in fight against Turkey


Al Jazeera News :The Kurdish YPG fighters claim they have reached a deal to allow Syrian government troops to enter Afrin in the northwestern part of the border town.Nuri Mahmoud, a spokesman for the People's Protection Units (YPG), told Al Jazeera on Monday that they are calling on the Syrian ...

Editorial »

Cleansing operation to stop leakage of question


QUESTION leakage during the ongoing SSC examination showed that the government has no power and the Education Ministry has no control over the corrupt people handling the question papers. So far questions of all 10 tests were openly available around the examination centers in Dhaka city and other places from ...

Sports »

Simidele Adeagbo of Nigeria reacts in the finish area after the final run of the women's skeleton competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea on Saturday.


Entertainment »

Rekha Rana to be a part of Hollywood Television Series, Be Great!


Rekha has been recently shooting for a Hollywood television series, Be Great!. She is Pretty much Excited and happy to be a part of the Television Series which is going to showcase true stories and also the fact that the series is very inspiring. Rekha saw early potential in 'Be ...

International »

Russian election plot touched even minor Trump supporters


AP, West Palm Beach :The request was simple: organize or attend a sign-waving rally supporting Donald Trump. But some of the Florida Republicans on the receiving end of those requests now know that they didn't come from Republican allies, but from Russian adversaries.Caught up in an elaborate Russian plot without ...

City »

Bangladesh Chhatra Moitri formed a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club on Sunday in protest against leakage of question papers.


Editorial »

More than Suu Kyi, the Generals deserve punishment first


THE UN special envoy on Thursday said, Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi has clearly failed to stand up for the Rohingyas, and can well be held accountable for crimes against humanity. To a greater extent the UN envoy is correct. While talking to a news channel, the UN envoy also ...

Cricket »

Tamim to play in 2nd T20I against Sri Lanka


Sports Reporter :Dashing opener Tamim Iqbal will play for Bangladesh in the second and final Twenty20 International Cricket match against Sri Lanka at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet today. The match starts at 5.00 pm.Captain of Bangladesh team Mahmudullah Riyad said, " Tamim's condition is now pretty good. I ...

Entertainment »

Jennifer Winget back with `Bepannah`


Indian television's popular face Jennifer Winget has a huge fanbase-thanks to her impeccable acting prowess. Her performances on the silver screen have always made her a winner and after swooning the viewers in 'Beyhadh', the actress is back with a new TV show.Jennifer's new television show is titled 'Bepannah' and ...

City »

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan distributing Bangladesh Coastguard Medals among the officials and employees of Bangladesh Coastguard at a ceremony organised recently at its Headquarters in the city 's Agargaon.


International »

Former playboy model alleges affair with Trump


AFP, Washington :A second woman has made allegations of an affair with Donald Trump, describing complex legal and financial agreements in an alleged bid to cover it up.Former Playboy model Karen McDougal claims that she and Mr Trump had a sexual relationship in 2006, months after first lady Melania Trump ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news