VIKRANT Chandra will need to improve in the second round of the PGA Tour of Australasia Qualifying School in Victoria today in a bid to make the cut.
Chandra carded six over par 78 in the first round at the Peninsula Country Golf Club yesterday.
The Ba golfer scored a total of 11 pars, three bogeys and two double bogeys.
He teed off on the tenth hole with a bogey. Chandra then parred the next eight holes to be one over par at the half-way mark. Things turned against Chandra on the second nine holes as he failed to maintain his rhythm.
Chandra who won the Lautoka Open, Suva Open, Nadi Open, Fiji Amateur and Vatukoula Open titles last year is aiming to turn professional this year.
The PGA Tour of Australasia Qualifying School is conducted at the end of each season to establish which players will gain their playing privileges on the professional tour for the new season through a qualifying competition.
The Qualifying School is a test of character and skill for those amateurs who are embarking on their professional career.
Chandra was supposed to participate in the Indian Professional Qualifying Championship last month but failed to get to New Delhi because of flight disruptions.