PGTI Tata Steel Tour Golf Championship: Udayan Mane of Pune triumphs

PGTI Tata Steel Tour Golf Championship: Udayan Mane of Pune triumphs

December 30, 2019

Mysuru’s Yashas Chandra fares well

Pune-based Udayan Mane’s ‘steely resolve’ that helped him triumph in ‘Steel City’ at the PGTI Tata Steel tour Rs.1.5 Crore Golf Championship event by a slim one-shot margin at Jamshedpur yesterday.

Mane’s (67-66-64-65) determined final round effort of seven-under-65 saw him establish a new PGTI record for the lowest tournament total as he closed the week with a jaw-dropping 26-under-262.

It was Udayan’s eighth professional title and his second win on the PGTI this season. The impressive winning cheque worth Rs.22,50,000 catapulted Mane from ninth to third place in the Final PGTI Order of Merit for 2019.

Kolkata-based Indian star SSP Chawrasia (63-67-65-68), who was leading by two shots till the 14th hole, carded a 68 on day four and thus had to settle for second place with another outstanding total score of 25-under-263.

Aman Raj (71) of Patna, the third-round leader, ended the week in tied third place at 23-under-265 along with Delhi’s Chiragh Kumar (67).

Mysuru lad M.S. Yashas Chandra (JWGC) returned with a four-day aggregate card of 12-under-276 (72+69+65+70) and finished tied-25th in the final placings. His effort won him a cash prize of Rs.1,35,000. Yashas Chandra finished the year with a total earnings of Rs.15,61,575 and is in the 18th place in the PGTI Order of Merit list for 2019.

Yashas Chandra is tied jointly with Sri Lanka’s N. Thangaraja with 12 eagles and is in the first place at the end of the PGTI season. Yashas is fourth in the list in the number of birdies.


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