Mysuru lad Yashas Chandra finishes fifth
Gurugram based Priyanshu Singh won the shootout of the rookies by defeating Kshitij Naveed Kaul in playoff to register his maiden win in the Jaipur Open 2019 Golf Tournament yesterday.
Mysuru golfer M.S. Yashas Chandra (JWGC) came-up with a final day card of four-under-66 and finished with a four-day aggregate score of 16-under-264 to end up joint fifth in the rankings. Yashas took home a cash prize of Rs.1,06,950.
Twenty-three-year-old Priyanshu, the 2019 PGTI Qualifying School Champion, and 18-year-old Kshitij, a winner on the PGTI this season, went into the playoff after both ended the regulation 72 holes with matching totals of 19-under-261 at the Rambagh Golf Club.
While Priyanshu shot a determined five-under-65 on day four, Kshitij produced the best round of the tournament, a spectacular 10-under-60. Priyanshu finally prevailed on the first playoff hole.
The Bengaluru duo of M. Dharma (68) and Syed Saqib Ahmed (69) finished joint third at 18-under-262.
Patna’s Aman Raj (65), the winner of the tournament’s second edition last year, claimed joint fifth place at 16-under-264 along with Delhi’s Shamim Khan (65), the winner of the inaugural edition in 2017, and Mysuru’s Yashas Chandra (66).