TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship 2020: Udayan Mane triumphs

TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship 2020: Udayan Mane triumphs

February 15, 2020

City’s Yashas, Prafful Chand fare well

Pune-based Udayan Mane continued his sizzling form with a playoff victory against Gurugram’s Veer Ahlawat at the TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship 2020 presented by Eagleton – The Golf Resort.

Mane, who also won the last two PGTI events, the TATA Steel Tour Championship 2019 and the Golconda Masters 2020, has now become only the second player after Delhi-based Ashok Kumar to have won three consecutive events on the TATA Steel PGTI. Ashok had achieved the feat during the PGTI’s inaugural 2006-07 season.

Udayan Mane (68-67-67-66) fired a fiery last round of 66 to be tied at the top with Veer Ahlawat (67-65-65-71) at a total of 20-under-268 after the regulation 72 holes. The two players then went into a playoff where Mane prevailed on the second extra hole to bag his 10th professional title.

Bengalureans Chikkarangappa (67) and R. Mari Muthu (69) took a share of third place at 18-under-270.

Bengaluru’s Khalin Joshi (66) secured fifth place at 17-under-271 while Patna’s Aman Raj (76) finished sixth at 13-under-275. Abhishek Jha, another Bengalurean, fired the day’s best round of seven-under-65 to claim tied 21st place at six-under-282.

Mysuru lad M.S. Yashas Chandra (JWGC) finished with a four-day aggregate score of nine-under-279 (72+70+69+68) and finished tied 13th in the final ranking and took home a cash prize of Rs.47,100.

Another upcoming golfer from Mysuru, Prafful Chand (JWGC), finished 29th in the final ranking with a four-day aggregate score of 3-under-285 (69+71+73+72) and secured a cash prize of Rs.30,300 for his effort.


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