Viraj Madappa lifts golf trophyOctober 10, 2021
Viraj Madappa held his nerve on a high-scoring day to lift the trophy at the Rs70-lakh PGTI MP Cup 2021 in Delhi Golf Club (DGC). The Kolkata golfer thus bagged his second professional title and his first win in three years.
The 23-year-old Madappa (71-67-66-70) carded a two-under 70 on the final day to end up with a tournament tally of 14-under 274. Viraj picked up a cheque for Rs11,31,550 which pushed him up from ninth to third place in the PGTI Order of Merit.
Bengaluru golfer Khalin Joshi (69-66-69-71) slipped on the last six holes to sign a card of one-under 71 and finish the runner-up at 13-under 275. Delhi’s Rashid Khan (67-73-68-69) was one of the top three contenders till the 14th hole as he was in the joint lead. However, he dropped three shots over the last four holes to end the week in third place at 11-under 277.
Chandigarh’s Yuvraj Singh Sandhu (69) finished fourth at nine-under 279. Karandeep Kochhar of Chandigarh continued to lead the PGTI Order of Merit after he ended the week in tied 20th place at one-under 287. SSP Chawrasia finished tied 31st at two-over 290. — TNS