Gangjee eighth in Asia Tour Order of Merit

Rahil Gangjee was the only Indian to find a place in the Asian Tour Order of Merit’s top-20, placed at the eighth spot in the latest list released today.

Rahill Gangjee in action during the fourth round of the Maybank Championship Malaysia at Royal Selangor Golf Club.   -  Getty Images

Rahil Gangjee was the only Indian to find a place in the Asian Tour Order of Merit’s top-20, placed at the eighth spot in the latest list released today.

Gangjee has earnings of USD 80,882. The list is topped by Australian Marcus Fraser (USD 516,260) followed by Filipino Miguel Tabuena (USD 310,658).

Fraser, who won the Maybank Championship Malaysia a fortnight ago, finished tied 15th in Perth. The Korea duo of Soomin Lee and Younghan Song took the third and fourth spot on USD 309,970 and USD 212,347 respectively on the money list.

India’s Shiv Kapur, a one-time Asian Tour winner, is occupying the 41st position and is hoping to take the positives from his Perth outing where he finished tied-29th after closing with a 72.

“There have been lots of positives in the game. I think the long game is pretty good but I am feeling a little disappointed over the weekend as I didn’t hole any putts. There are two big weeks coming up in India and Thailand. I hope my game will be peaking by then,” said Kapur, who has earnings of USD 18,377.

“I’m happy with the way I’ve been driving the ball. I missed only two or three fairways over the weekend and that’s a big positive on a course like this. I’m going to take the week off, try to get the shoulder 100 per cent and come back fighting in Thailand,” added the 34-year-old Indian.

The Asian Tour will take a one week break before heading to Thailand for the True Thailand Classic which will be played at the Black Mountain Golf Club in Hua Hin from March 10 to 13.