Bengaluru’s Khalin, who was placed second after the third round and took a lead, won his 14-under 274 at Coimbatore Golf Club with a total of Rs. 50 lakh event This was 30-year-old Joshi’s seventh professional win and sixth win over the PGTI. He took home a check of prize money of Rs. 7,50,000 which moved him from 35th to 10th on the PGTI Order of Merit.
Greater Noida’s Arjun Sharma took a one-shot lead in round three, carding 70 in round four to register a career-best runner-up finish at 13-under 275. As a result Arjun jumped from 77th to 28th. PGTI money list
Ahmedabad’s Varun Parikh hit a hole-in-one in his final round of 68 en route to the seventh, putting him in third place with an 11-under 277. Thus Varun also recorded a career best finish.
Asian Tour winner and 2018 PGTI Order of Merit champion Khalin Joshi (69-68-69-68) got off to a great start with birdies in the second and third places on Saturday. Joshi, whose driving was a standout feature of his game during the week, added two more birdies on the sixth and ninth, later from 12 feet, scoring heavily on the front nine for the first time in the tournament.
Joshi saved some scintillating innings, including a chip-in in the seventh and six to seven feet conversion, on 13 and 17 to clinch his first title since his win in Jaipur in October last year. Joshi parsed all the way to the back-nine. He founded the Coimbatore Golf Club in 2014 with Sri Lankan K. Improved Prabagran’s previous lowest winning total of nine-under 279.
Joshi said, “I knew a good start would put pressure on all my other rivals. That’s exactly what I did. I was very happy with my start. I finally managed to score well this week at the ninth position. Chip-in The par on the seventh was a game-changer for me as it gave me more momentum after the sixth birdie. I was also happy with the way I kept my composure on the back nine.
“Driving was the best aspect of my game this week. My solid hits on the tee made it easier for me to score. I’m someone who thrives on confidence and speed, so hopefully I capitalize on that good form now.” I am capable. Events to come.”
Arjun Sharma (67-69-69-70) traded four birdies for two bogeys and hit a hug and a hug with Khalin until the 15th hole. Arjun had a gritty display, sinking some good puts, but there were also three three-putts in round four, which resulted in his two bogeys and a draw on the 13th. The 29-year-old Sharma’s bogey on the 16th took him out of the joint lead with Joshi. After this, Joshi maintained his one-shot advantage till the end.
Arjun said, “I take a lot away from this week’s performance. I managed myself very well on the course and kept myself in the match till the end. The fact is that I did well in such tough conditions. , in which wind was a major factor, gives me a lot of confidence going forward.”
Ahmedabad’s Varun Parikh (70-68-71-68), who made his five-iron hole-in-one on the seventh, took five more birdies and three bogeys during his round.
Bengaluru’s M. Dharma (68) finished fourth with a 10-under 278.
Bengaluru rookie Akshay Neranjan (74) made his professional debut this week with Chandigarh’s veteran Amandeep Johal (68) and Delhi’s Sachin Baisoya (68) finishing fifth at seven-under 281.
Bangladesh’s Jamal Hossain scored the best 66 of the day. Jamal ended the week in 14th place at four-under 284.
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