Bishmadpal Singh Seerha, Akshay Neranjen shares the lead on day 1 of Pre-Qualifying I

Bishmadpal Singh Seerha, Akshay Neranjen shares the lead on day 1 of Pre-Qualifying I

The Kalhaar Blues & Greens Golf Club are hosting a Qualifying School for the very first time in their golfing history.
 
The “First Stage” of TATA Steel PGTI Qualifying School 2022 is Pre-Qualifying I which will run for two days from 7th to 8th January and yesterday was the first day of Pre-Qualifying I.
 
Two amateur golfers Bishmadpal Singh Seerha, Akshay Neranjen have accomplished the joint-lowest first-round score of two under 70 to lead the “First Stage” by one stroke.

Leaderboard of top two players:

Rank Name Round 1 Score To par
T1. Bishmadpal Singh Seerha 70 -2
T1. Akshay Neranjen 70 -2
 

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January 08, 2022 - By Dhruv Trivedi

Udayan Mane win’s the year-end event of Tata Steel Tour Championship

Udayan Mane win’s the year-end event of Tata Steel Tour Championship

Udayan Mane won the Tata Steel Tour Championship as well as the Order of Merit title in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand.
 
Three-Time Tour Championship winner – SSP Chawrasia led the opening day of the event by scoring 9 under 63 on Thursday.
SSP stayed on the lead following a score of 3 under 69 in round two. SSP who had an overall score of -12, had a slim lead of one stroke over Karan Pratap Singh after 36 holes.
 
And on a day where majority of players got their round scores in the 60s, SSP got a round score of one under 71 subsequently, the two-time Indian Open winner lost his lead on the third day because players like Shubhankar Sharma, Udayan Mane scored 63, 67 respectively which helped them to overtake SSP and lead the event by two strokes.
 
After end of round 3, SSP was ranked tied third on the leaderboard with an overall score of -13. Shubhankar, Udayan were sharing the lead at -15.
 
During the final round of the Tour Championship, Shubhankar become the sole leader of the tournament after achieving a front nine score of 33 (three under par) to move -18.
The closest players to Shubhankar after first nine holes were Udayan Mane, Veer Ahlawat who scored one under par (35), three under par (33) respectively in their front nine holes for an overall score of -16.
 
Shubhankar who was chasing his second Tour Championship title, had a bad start of his back nine where the 29-year-old gave away a double bogey on the 10th followed by a bogey on 11th to move -15 loose the lead.
Udayan, Veer got an identical start of their back nine holes by scoring two birdies in their first four holes (of back nine) to move -18. Udayan, Veer were now the new joint-leaders of the tournament and were leading the tournament by two strokes.
 
On the sixteenth hole, Udayan scored his sixth birdie of the day to move -19. During this time, Veer gave a bogey on the same hole to move -17, loose the lead. Udayan was the sole leader of the tournament after 70 holes.
 
Last two holes:
Udayan who looked so focus throughout the day gave a bogey on the 17th hole to return -18. Here, Delhi’s Rashid Khan who had completed his round half an hour ago, was ranked solo second at an overall score of -17 thus, Udayan had a slim lead of one stroke over the two-time Asian Tour winner – Rashid Khan.


Udayan Mane and his caddie on the 18th green of Beldih Golf Course.

On the final hole, Udayan scored a par on the 18th to stay at -18, win the Tata Steel Tour Championship at Jamshedpur.
Udayan who won the Tata Steel Tour Championship is officially the no. 1 Indian golfer because a win at Jamshedpur helped Udayan to win the Order of Merit title for the very first time in his professional golf career.
 
Whereas Rashid, Veer finished second, third respectively.
 

Leaderboard of top three players:

Rank Name R1 R2 R3 R4 To Par Total Aggregate Score
1. Udayan Mane 68 66 67 69 -18 270
2. Rashid Khan 70 72 66 63 -17 271
3. Veer Ahlawat 68 67 68 69 -16 272

[COVER PHOTO CREDIT: PGTI]
 

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December 24, 2021 - By Dhruv Trivedi

Jahanvi Bakshi wins for the fourth time in 2020-21 Hero WPGT season

Jahanvi Bakshi wins for the fourth time in 2020-21 Hero WPGT season

The recent “Hyderabad Swing” of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour was dominated by Gurgaon’s Jahanvi Bakshi because, in space of two weeks, Jahanvi has won back-to-back events in Hyderabad’s Hyderabad Golf Club, Boulder Hills Golf and Country Club.
 
Jahanvi won both events differently because in the first leg of the “Hyderabad Swing”, Jahanvi was leading in all three days and won Leg 12 by a massive margin of 5 strokes at the Hyderabad Golf Club however, in the next event of the “Hyderabad Swing,” Jahanvi was not leading at all, in any of the rounds but she was in contention by staying inside the top-5 in the first two rounds of Leg 13 at Boulder Hills Golf and Country Club.

Going into the final round, Jahanvi was sharing third place with her sister Hitaashee Bakshi with a two-round aggregate score of four under 140.
At an overall score of -4, Jahanvi was one stroke behind tied round two leaders Amandeep Drall, Seher Atwal who were at -5.
 
On the final day of the event, Jahanvi accomplished the lowest third-round score of 69 to end her tournament at an overall score of seven-under 209.

According to the Tribune, Jahanvi had completed her round before the final group (consisting of Hitaashee Bakshi, Seher Atwal, Amandeep Drall).
 
From the final group, Hitaashee, Amandeep were out of contention after getting final round scores of 73, 72, respectively and that left us with Delhi’s Seher Atwal.

In Seher’s third round she was one under par after fourteen holes with an overall score of -6.

Only four holes were left (15-18), Seher needed to score two birdies/one eagle to either win the match or just a single birdie to force Jahanvi for playoffs.

Bizarrely both didn’t happen because Seher scored four straight even pars in her last four holes (15-18) to end her third round at one under 71.

Seher finished second on the final leaderboard after scoring 70, 69, 71.

Jahanvi at an overall score of -7, won the 13th Leg of Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour by a narrow margin of one stroke.

Leaderboard of selective golfers:

Rank Name R1 R2 R3 Par
1. Jahanvi Bakshi 72 68 69 -7
2. Seher Atwal 70 69 71 -6
T3. Amandeep Drall 72 67 72 -5
6. Hitaashee Bakshi 75 65 73 -3

Jahanvi, who won her fourth Hero WPGT title in time span of eight months (March-November) was ecstatic,

“It feels really amazing and is a matter and moment of great pride. All the hard work and efforts are showing the results and it's such a beautiful moment, especially since it's a back-to-back win after my birthday (16th Nov 2002),” said Jahanvi Bakshi to an emailed query of DKT Sports.
 
DKT Sports asked the professional golfer, how she played on the final day, this is what she said:

“The final day I was not playing in the leader group since Hitaashee was tied with me for the third place too, and she got that spot. Throughout the round I had no clue about the scores that were going on behind. I was just focused and wanting to make as many birdies as possible. Since Hitaashee had had a round of 7 under and Amandeep had had a round of 5 under on day 2, I was sure that the two of them would be charged to have another deep round. It was only after my putt on the 18th hole, that my caddie and all the fore-caddies told me about the situation. I had carded in a 7 under par for three days, and then Seher Atwal was at 6,”

“Under with the last hole remaining. My heart was hammering with anticipation and the possibility of a play-off. In the end, I won and I was very happy to have won the match. My round was steady with a bogey on the 14th but a recovery birdie on the 15th saved me my position,” said Jahanvi Bakshi to DKT Sports.

 

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