Turkey’s own Bulent Karatas leads the way at the 2014 Kempinski “The Dome” Pro-Am after a first round six-under par 66 around The Pasha Course at Antalya Golf Club, Belek, lying one shot ahead of the pack with two rounds to play.
Karatas is one of three family members playing in the Pro-Am but faired best of the bunch started with three birdies in the first four holes, followed by a bogey at six and a double at 9, but then when on to make an incredible six birdies across his back-nine.
Fellow countryman Hakan Yamac also filled his card with bogeys and birdies and with five birdies on his back-nine finisnehd at five-under par after Round 1, whilst PGA of Germany Profesisonal, Jason Evans, kept things a little simpler with 14 regulation pars and four bidies to end up two shots off the pace at four-under par (68).
Tie-fourth M Haremza started a little shaky but birdies holes six to eleven and then the 18th to end up on three-under par (69), algonside the PGA of Poland’s Max Saluda, who carded the low round on the PGA Sultan course with his 69.
The Team competition is led by Bulent Karatas’ team along with Itamar Cohen’s team both with 89 points a piece. Round 2 sees the final day of the Pro-Am Team tournament, after which the Professionals will play together for their final round and the amateurs will play a single round amateur-only tournament.
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