HGA , PGTI to organise Telangana Masters golf championship from November 8
The Hyderabad Golf Association (HGA) and the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) will organise the IRA Realty Telangana Masters golf championship at the Hyderabad Golf Club (Golconda) here from November 8 with a total prize money of Rs. 40 lakhs.
The championship, partnered by ITR Realty and powered by Telangana Tourism, will witness some of the big names including Olympian Udayan Mane (2018 & 2020 winner), defending champion Manu Gandas, Yuvraj Singh Sandhu, Varun Parikh, Shamim Khan and Kshitij Naveed Kaul, in action.
The foreign challenge will be led by Sri Lankans Mithun Perera, N. Thangaraja, Anura Rohana and K Prabagaran as well as Nepal’s Sukra Bahadur Rai.
Haider Hussain, Mohd Azhar and Hardik S Chawda as well as amateurs Tej Gangavarapu, Milind Soni, Sankeerth Nidadavolu and Vilok Gadwal will lead the local challenge.
Telangana Tourism and Sports Minister V. Srinivas Goud in a message said they were proud to be associated with the event which would carry the Official World Golf Ranking points.
Mr. Narsi Reddy, Founder and Managing Director, IRA Realty Tech, said events like this would help to build the brand value of Telangana which is exactly why IRA Realty would like to be part of it.
Mr. Jayant Tagore, President, HGA, and Mr. Uttam Singh Mundy, CEO, PGTI, also spoke.
Chawrasia, Sandhu and Kochhar finish T-32nd in Morocco
Three Indians led by SSP Chawrasia, a six-time winner on the Asian Tour, finished tied 32nd at the USD 1.5 million International Series Morocco golf tournament at the Royal Golf Dar Es Salamm.
Besides Chawrasia (74), Ajeetesh Sandhu (72) and Karandeep Kochhar (71) were all tied at two-over as the Asian Tour finished first its two events in North Africa.
It was not the best of closing rounds for the Indians as Gaganjeet Bhullar (74) and Viraj Madappa (74) were tied 40th and Aman Raj (76) was tied 47th while Jyoti Randhawa (76) finished tied 62nd.
Thailand’s Jazz Janewattananond won the tournament, first time in nearly three years.
The 2019 Asian Tour number one closed with a fine six-under-par 67 to finish on 12-under and beat Canadian Richard T Lee by one stroke.
Lee, who missed a 16-foot birdie putt on the last hole to force a play-off, shot a 70 while Spaniard David Puig fired a 73 to finish third, a stroke further back.
Jazz last won in December of 2019 at the Thailand Masters, which was one of his four wins that year.
Lee had been attempting to claim his third title on the Tour and his first since 2017 but had to settle for his second runner-up finish of the season after the International Series Singapore in August.
Zimbabwe’s Scott Vincent finished fourth, three behind the winner, after carding a 71, while his brother Kieran (74), Japan’s Jinichiro Kozuma (66), Korean Taehoon OK (67) and Kiradech Aphibarnrat from Thailand (70) were tied fifth, one shot further back.
The Asian Tour visits Egypt next week for the first time for the USD 1.5 million International Series Egypt at Madinaty Golf Club from November 10 to 13.