Yannik Paul surges into lead with late birdies

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Hero Indian Open R1
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February 23, 2023
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Yannik Paul finished second last week in Thailand and continued to demonstrate his good form with four consecutive birdies to close his round with a 7-under 65 and take a one-shot lead in the Hero Indian Open at DLF Golf & Country Club.

"I obviously played well today. I knew it was a challenging course but I just tried to focus on one shot at a time," said the German.

"I had a great finish - four birdies in the last four - that helps, but tomorrow is a new day so I’ll focus on what I can control and see where I end up.

"I don’t really have a number that I want to get to because that’s tough to control. I’m just trying to stay focused on my process and see where I end up come Sunday," he continued.

"It's my sixth week in a row so I took it pretty easy Monday through Wednesday because after a long stretch you can just feel it here, feel it there. I just played a nine-hole pro-am yesterday afternoon then walked the back nine on Tuesday, just to conserve as much energy as I could because I knew it would be challenging here, mentally as well as with the golf shots.

β€œIt’s a tricky course, I think you just have to be 100 per cent committed to every shot and 100 per cent focused."

India's Honey Baisoya had set the clubhouse target at 6-under earlier in spite of a double bogey at the par-4 14th and currently lies in second place ahead of Finland's Mikko Korhonen in third at 5-under.

Fellow Indians Angad Cheema and Shubhankar Sharma are tied in fourth place at 4-under alongside Iceland's Gudmundur Kristjansson.

Play was suspended due to darkness and will restart at 07:50 local time.

Pos.PlayerThruTo ParR1
1PAUL, YannikF-765
2BAISOYA, HoneyF-666
3KORHONEN, MikkoF-567
4CHEEMA, AngadF-468
​SHARMA, ShubhankarF-468
​KRISTJANSSON, GudmundurF-468
7SIEM, MarcelF-369
8LUITEN, JoostF-270
​QUAYLE, AnthonyF-270
​SANDHU, Yuvraj17-2-
​GANDAS, ManuF-270
​TARRIO, SantiagoF-270
15WILSON, AndrewF-171
​KAWAMURA, MasahiroF-171
​BACHEM, NickF-171
​CAΓ‘IZARES, AlejandroF-171
​AIKEN, ThomasF-171
​FORSSTRΓ–M, SimonF-171
​EASTON, BryceF-171
​NEMECZ, LukasF-171
​LEMKE, Niklas17PAR-
​CHANDRA, Yashas16PAR-
​JOSHI, Khalin HFPAR72
34STAL, GaryF+173
​SANDHU, AjeeteshF+173
​SADDIER, AdrienF+173
​CHADHA, Abhijit SinghF+173
​WIEBE, GunnerF+173
​BEDI, AadilF+173
​HANNA, Chase17+1-
​SAMOOJA, KalleF+173
​OLESEN, ThorbjΓΈrnF+173
​CAMPILLO, JorgeF+173
​AHLAWAT, VeerF+173
​SIMONSEN, MartinF+173
​KNAPPE, AlexanderF+173
​BALDWIN, MatthewF+173
​STALTER, JoΓ«lF+173
​LACROIX, FredericF+274
MACINTYRE, RobertF+274
​AXELSEN, JohnF+274
​SHARMA, AkshayF+274
​SCOTT, SandyF+274
​HOSSAIN, JamalF+274
​WINTHER, JeffF+274
​MOLINARI, EdoardoF+274
​BJØRN, ThomasF+274
​SHARMA, KartikF+274
60KO, Jeong weonF+375
​WINDRED, BlakeF+375
​NORRIS, ShaunF+375
​HØJGAARD, NicolaiF+375
​ARMITAGE, MarcusF+375
​BHULLAR, GaganjeetF+375
​SURI, JulianF+375
​HIGA, KazukiF+375
​KAPUR, ShivF+375
​MCEVOY, RichardF+375
​SHEORAN, DhruvF+375
​BAISOYA, SachinF+375
​PARRY, JohnF+375
​REDMAN, JakeF+375
78PERERA, MithunF+476
​RANDHAWA, JyotiF+476
​LAPORTA, FrancescoF+476
​WANG, JeunghunF+476
​KHAN, RashidF+476
83PORTEOUS, GarrickF+577
​SINGH, Yuvraj (AM)F+577
​HUIZING, DaanF+577
​HOWELL, DavidF+577
​LEE, JoshuaF+577
​WALKER, Euan17+5-
​MURPHY, John17+5-
​CHOUHAN, Om PrakashF+577
​GALLACHER, StephenF+577
​GOUVEIA, RicardoF+577
​KOCHHAR, KarandeepF+577
​VENTER, AlbertF+577
​ANTCLIFF, MaverickF+577
98RAVETTO, DavidF+678
​KHAN, ShamimF+678
​GRADECKI, Mateusz17+6-
GALE, DanielF+678
​SANTOS, RicardoF+678
104MIGLIOZZI, GuidoF+779
​HILLIER, DanielF+779
​MANE, UdayanF+779
107SCHOTT, FreddyF+880
​HURLEY, GaryF+880
109BJERREGAARD, LucasF+981
​BRING, ChristofferF+981
​BEKKER, OliverF+981
​EDΓ‰N, TobiasF+981
114ACKERMAN, DerekF+1082
​PARIKH, VarunF+1082
116LOHAN, AbhinavF+1183
117KAUL, Kshitij NaveedF+1385
118YADAV, Sandeep (AM)F+1991
RETDLAW, David+5-
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Hero Indian Open 2023

Date: February 23rd - 26th 2023

Location: DLF G&CC, New Delhi, India

Purse: $2,000,000

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