Tuesday , March 26 2019

In-form S Chikkarangappa is cynosure


Randhawa, Rashid, Gangjee in fray for brand new event at KGA.


Bengaluru: Once recording a career-best tied third at the recently terminated possession Open, S Chikkarangappa is ready to play at the inaugural Take Open Golf Championship, a brand new event other to the PGTI calendar, at the Mysore Golf Association from weekday.

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The four-day tournament can see a star field in action, with crowd favorite Chikka leading the sphere. The course can see a mix of native flavour, beside some seasoned execs fighting for the spoils at the third biggest tournament within the PGTI in terms of prize.

Seasoned execs Jyoti Randhawa, Rahil Gangjee, Rashid Khan, Mukesh Kumar, Mithun Perera are amongst a clutch of alternative contenders, who can battle for honours.

Apart from the knowledgeable about faces, the tournament will see a full heap of native talent, namely, Khalin Joshi, M Dharma and C Muniyappa, trying to capitalise on the house advantage.

Mukesh, recent from his win at the urban center Open can look to continue his stellar kind and add another title to his kitty. He can face stiff competition from Gurgaon player Shubhankar Sharma, the sole one to win 2 PGTI titles this season. The 20-year-old has been in consistent kind and is eyeing his third over the weekend.

Hot on his heels although are native favorite Chikka, who has been in one in every of his best forms. The Bengaluru player has seen some fine finishes over this season and can be trying to feature his second PGTI title of the season once clinching the primary one last month at the Eagleton.

Chikka’s morale has more been boosted once securing a career-best end at possession, wherever he was fighting for the trophy with sensible friend and fellow-competitor Anirban Lahiri, before subsiding for a tied-third end.

The result conjointly secured Chikka his Asian Tour card for the coming season.

“I’ve compete some superb golf over the last one month because of the hard work I’ve place in with my coach. It’s an enormous relief that I don’t need to visit the Asian Tour q faculty currently. The actual fact that I had to avoid wasting my card was perpetually on my mind, therefore there was lots of pressure.

“But I simply told myself to hold in there and wait. Next year are a very important one on behalf of me currently,” aforementioned a alleviated Chikka. Gunning for his second title at one in every of his favorite courses, the 23-year-old Chikka aforementioned, “It’s an amazing track here at the KGA that is sort of a second home course to American state. The key at KGA is to hit it well to do the tee and hole as several putts as potential.”

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