Golf: Golconda Masters Telangana Open: Manu Gandas lifts maiden PGTI trophy

Manu Gandas lifted his lady proficient title when he posted a two-under 64 on the last and fourth round of the Golconda Masters Telangana Open at the Hyderabad Golf Association (HGA) seminar on Sunday.

The pioneer each of the three days, Manu (64-58-64-64) was driving by five shots on the penultimate round, marked a card of two-under 64 comprising of four birdies and two intruder to get done with a count of 22-under 250 to stash the Rs 40 lakh occasion. Manu, 25, returned home more extravagant by Rs 6,46,600 and moved to fourth put in the PGTI Request of Merit with an all out satchel of Rs 24,12,350.

Karandeep Singh Kochhar (67-64-63-59) shot the day’s best score of seven-under 59 and wrapped sprinter up at 19-under 253. The Chandigarh fellow, 22, is driving the PGTI Order of Merit with a profit of Rs 42,95,130 including 4,46, 600 he won on Sunday.

Previous heroes Chikkarangappa (67-63-61-63) of Bengaluru finished third at 18-under 254 with a three-under 63 on the fourth day.

On the front-nine, Manu experienced an intruder on the second and missed birdie putts from a scope of 10 feet threefold yet was still in front of the rest. On the back-nine, he started with birdies on the tenth and eleventh however missed on the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth

The DLF Golf and Country Club golf player, nonetheless, compensated for the misfortune by changing over birdies on the sixteenth and seventeenth yet experienced an intruder in the keep going opening yet proceeded to win by three shots.

“I’m calmed and glad to win a title. My ball-striking has been at its best and mentally I was acceptable. I was agreeable all through and the early intruder and missing the birdies didn’t trouble me. I didn’t beware of the scoreboard frequently and was simply zeroing in on my own game. Obviously, this title gives me huge certainty going on. I might want to thank my family for all their help and my mentor Anitya Chand for his direction,” Manu said.

Karandeep, a double cross champ, sank a 30-feet birdie on the fifteenth and handled his tee shot inside two feet of the pin for a tap-in birdie on the eighteenth and made all greens in guideline.

Bengaluru’s Khalin Joshi (61) and Noida’s Amardeep Malik (65) were tied fourth spot at 16-under 256. Neighborhood proficient Mohd Azhar completed tied 24th at five-under 267.

For the third back to back day the play was confined to 66 rather than ordinary 71 after downpours left waterlogging on the fairways of the HGA course. The coordinators had to diminish four openings: No. 2 (standard 4 to standard 3), No. 6 (standard 5 to standard 3), No. 8 (standard 5 to standard 4) and No. 18 (Par-4 to Par-3). The second round was confined to 68 while the third round was diminished to 67.

The following occasion is a Rs 50 lakh PGTI Players Championship at Panchkula Golf Club, Panchkula from September 8-11.

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