Jaipur Open-2021: Khalin Joshi wins title, Harendra tied-thirdOctober 16, 2021, Jaipur, Chandigarh
Khalin Joshi’s final round of 3-under 67 proved good enough for him to turn the tables on the nearest rival and fellow, Bengalurean M Dharma, and emerge victorious at the Jaipur Open 2021 being played at the par-70 Rambagh Golf Club (RGC).
Joshi (61-66-64-67), who made a dramatic three-putt from four feet on the last hole to end the tournament with a bogey, won by one shot as he totalled 22-under 258 for the week.
Khalin’s fifth career title ended his three-year long victory drought. The 29-year-old bagged a winning cheque foe Rs6,46,600 to move up from fifth to third in the PGTI Order of Merit. He made six birdies and three bogeys on the last day.
Dharma (62-62-65-70), the overnight leader by two shots, slipped to second place with an even-par 70 on the last day as he struggled to hole putts. He ended the week with a total of 21-under 259.
Sunit Chowrasia (64) of Kolkata and Harendra Gupta (65) of Chandigarh took tied-3rd place at 20-under 260. Chowrasia’s round featured seven birdies and a bogey while Gupta had an eagle, four birdies and a bogey.
Chandigarh’s Yuvraj Singh Sandhu produced the best round of the tournament, a 10-under 60, to claim tied seventh place at 18-under 262. Yuvraj sank an eagle on the 18th from five feet and also made nine birdies and a bogey during his round. — TNS