The duo was two shots clear of the field with the next golfer Mohan Sardar in third place with a 73 in Category A.
Rana had one birdie and two bogeys on the front nine but then back-to-back birdies on 11th and 12th put him under par. A late bogey on 18th brought him back to even par. Tutul, playing aggressively, had six birdies, two on front nine and four on the backstretch. But he also dropped three bogeys on both stretches.
Shubham Narain, Jairaj Singh Sandhu and Tapendra Ghai shared fourth with rounds of 74 each. Kartikey Vashisht shot 77 while Manu Gandas carded 75.
In Category B, Jaiveer Singh held the lead with a round of 74 with Arjun Prasad in second place with 75 along with Hassan Rahman.
There are 74 players in the field.
--IANS (Posted on 16-04-2013)