Golf: Yuvraj Singh Sandhu clinches maiden PGTI title – Digboi News


Sandhu’s (66-68-67-64) event tally of 23-beneath 265 set the file for the bottom profitable complete on the Digboi Golf Links on Saturday as he registered a thumping six-shot victory with Bengaluru’s M Dharma (69-68-68-66) ending runner-up at 17-beneath 271 following his final spherical of six-beneath 66.

The 24-yr-previous Sandhu, the in a single day chief by two photographs, got here up with an eagle, eight birdies, and two bogeys in spherical 4 to choose up the profitable cheque price Rs. 9,69,900 and thus zoom from eleventh place to sixth place within the PGTI Order of Merit for 2020-2021 together with his season’s earnings shifting to a complete of Rs. 33,69,400.

Sandhu, the son of an Army officer, had loved an distinctive season earlier than touchdown in Digboi with 9 earlier prime-10s together with six within the final seven occasions. The two-time winner on the PGTI Feeder Tour started the day with a bogey on the primary however quickly regained floor with birdies on the third, fifth, and seventh. He chipped in on the fifth.

From the third until the eighth gap, M Dharma was respiratory down Sandhu’s neck as the previous sank 5 birdies to path the latter by only one shot. However, a few erratic photographs led to Dharma’s double-bogey on the ninth.

Sandhu then made an important chip-putt birdie on the eleventh to grab the momentum as he acquired on a scorching streak making three birdies, an eagle, and a birdie on the following 5 holes that stretched his result in seven photographs and sealed the deal for him. Sandhu, the 2019 PGTI Feeder Tour Order of Merit champion, produced two glorious drives, a 30-ft conversion, and two 10-ft conversions throughout his dream run from the eleventh to the sixteenth.

Sandhu’s bogey on the seventeenth did not change the equation as his nearest rival Dharma was a good distance away with simply three birdies on the again-9. Sandhu’s 23-beneath 265 bettered the earlier lowest profitable complete of 20-beneath 268 on the Digboi Golf Links achieved by Mukesh Kumar in 2002, Shankar Das in 2015, and Honey Baisoya in 2016.

Delhi’s Sachin Baisoya (66) matched his profession-finest end of tied third as he totaled 15-beneath 273 for the week. Om Prakash Chouhan (70) of Mhow additionally claimed tied third place together with Baisoya.

Chandigarh’s Harendra Gupta (69) completed fifth at 14-beneath 274. Local golfer Deepraj Chetia (69-71-72-76) took tied thirty third place at even-par 288.

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