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  • Greater Noida, 14-03-2013

    Abhijit Singh Chadha emerges from amateur ranks, lies tied second

    Wearing his favourite Augusta Masters T-shirt, Abhijit Chadha underlined his potential with a flawless six-under 66 a day after being honoured as the ‘Emerging Player of the Indian PGTI Tour for 2012’. The big-hitting 21-year-old Chadha is tied second place behind the rampaging Thai Chinnarat Phadungsil, who shot a sensational 11-under 61 on the first day of the Avantha Masters.

    Chadha was tied second in the company of former Asian Tour Order of M...
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  • Greater Noida, 13-03-2013

    Injury-free Jeev, confident Lahiri lead Indian challenge at Avantha Masters

    Jeev Milkha Singh, the most successful Indian professional, and Anirban Lahiri, the man in red-hot form, are two of India’s main challengers at the fourth edition of the Euros 1.8 million Avantha Masters which tees off at the lush Jaypee Greens Golf Resort. Yet, that the depth in Indian golf is such that there are at least half a dozen players, who can pull off a win this week.

    Lahiri is coming fresh off his third career win last week, while Jeev, after bein...
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  • Greater Noida, 13-03-2013

    Star-studded international field ready for India’s biggest golf battle at Avantha Masters

    The fourth edition of the €1.8million Avantha Masters, which is tri-sanctioned by European, Asian and PGTI Tours will see the strongest-ever field to have assembled in India. A plethora of champions, ranging from a highly successful Ryder Cup captain to five others who have figured in Ryder Cup teams to 50 winners from European Tour and another 50-odd from the Asian Tour, will adorn the event, which is the richest in South Asia.

    But the home challenge led by...
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  • Greater Noida, 13-03-2013

    Professional Golf Tour of India Annual Rolex Awards 2012

    • Shamim Khan is named Rolex Player of the Year for 2012. Takes home over Rs. 57 lakh in prize money for the season • Rolex awards four first-time winners for 2012 • Abhijit Singh Chadha wins Emerging Player of the Year award for 2012.Takes home over Rs. 18 lakh in prize money in rookie year on PGTI • Aditya Raj Kumar Chauhan wins Order of Merit for the 2012 PGTI Feeder Tour season.The Professional Golf Tour of India Annual Rolex Awards 2012 honored the top performers of...
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  • Greater Noida, 12-03-2013

    Lankan Mithun eyes history at Avantha Masters

    Sri Lanka’s Mithun Perera hopes his wish of winning his first Asian Tour title will come true when the €1.8 million (approximately US$2.3 million) Avantha Masters gets underway at the Jaypee Greens Golf Course on Thursday.

    The talented Sri Lankan was on the verge of creating history at the Asian Tour season-opening event in Myanmar but was pipped to second place by Order of Merit leader Chawalit Plaphol of Thailand.

    Mithun, wh...
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  • Greater Noida, 12-03-2013

    First Avantha winner, Andrew Dodt loves coming back to India

    Andrew Dodt calls the Avantha Masters his favourite tournament. And he has good reason to do that for his first and thus far, the only European Tour win, came at the Avantha Masters in 2010.

    Dodt, 26, is back for more at the fourth edition of the Avantha Masters. The winner of the first edition in 2010, said, “Yeah, it’s one of my favourite events on the Tour, so I’m really looking forward to it. It’s obviously a different course this year...
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  • Greater Noida, 12-03-2013

    David Howell re-discovers form in time as he returns to Avantha

    David Howell is no stranger to India. In fact he is one of the few players, who has made India his regular stop on the European Tour’s international schedule. He has been to India for each of the four previous stagings of European Tour events in India, including the last three Avantha Masters.

    And now Howell, who once bested Tiger Wood enroute to winning the WGC-HSBC Champions in 2006, is back for the fourth edition of the Avantha, within weeks of playing th...
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  • New Delhi, 09-03-2013

    Lahiri wins play-off to retain title, beats Rashid in play-off to grab SAIL-SBI Open presented by Incredible India in a dramatic finish

    India’s Anirban Lahiri successfully defended his title at the SAIL-SBI Open presented by Incredible India, Ministry of Tourism following a thrilling play-off victory over young countryman Rashid Khan on Saturday.

    The 25-year-old Lahiri birdied the 18th hole from 10 feet in regulation play to force extra-time and then claimed his third Asian Tour victory with a four-foot birdie conversion on the same hole in front of a large gallery at the Delhi Golf Club. Read More
  • New Delhi, 08-03-2013

    Siddikur in the lead; Lahiri placed second

    Bangladeshi Md Siddikur Rahman was rock steady as he carded a third straight four-under-par 68 for a one-shot lead over title holder Anirban Lahiri of India at the SAIL-SBI Open presented by Incredible India, Ministry of Tourism on Friday.
     
    Siddikur, who has honed his skills on the PGTI in recent years, put himself in prime position to win a second Asian Tour title after firing five birdies against a lone bogey at the Delhi Golf Club to lead from Lahiri, who birdie...
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  • New Delhi, 07-03-2013

    Rookie Joshi in joint lead; Rashid shoots 64 as Indians dominate SAIL-SBI Open presented by Incredible India

    Rookie Khalin Joshi and Rashid Khan, who has virtually grown up at the Delhi Golf Club held the spotlight as the SAIL-SBI Open presented by Incredible India, Ministry of Tourism reached the halfway stage on Thursday.

    Joshi followed up his first 66 with a steady three-under-par 69 to take the lead at the end of the second round. As the sun set down on the DGC, Joshi was joined in the lead by American-Korean Chan Kim (67-68), who finished with a flourish, with four...
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  • Delhi, 06-03-2013

    Rookie Khalin Joshi shares lead with Thailand’s Chapchai Nirat

    Rookie Khalin Joshi got off to a dream debut on the Asian Tour with a six-under 66 on his first day of the SAIL-SBI Open presented by Incredible India, Ministry of Tourism, as he shared the lead with former champion and world record holder, Thailand’s Chapchai Nirat in the first round of the tournament that got underway at the fabulous Delhi Golf Club on Wednesday.

    Chapchai and Joshi lead by one shot over Qualifying School winner Chan Kim of the United State...
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  • Delhi, 05-03-2013

    Defending champ Lahiri leads strong home challenge at SAIL-SBI Open

    Defending champion Anirban Lahiri will lead a strong home challenge, but the in-form Shiv Kapur, who has won each of his last two starts, world record holder Chapchai Nirat and four-time Asian Tour winner Gaganjeet Bhullar, will be formidable opponents in the sixth edition of the SAIL-SBI Open presented by Incredible India.

    The event carrying a purse of $ 300,000 tees off at the venerable Delhi Golf Club on Wednesday. The field has nearly 30 past winners of Asian...
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  • Classic Golf Resort, Mewat, Haryana, 01-03-2013

    Shamim Khan edges out Mukesh Kumar in playoff

    Shamim Khan of Delhi edged out Mukesh Kumar of Mhow in a playoff to win the PGTI Players Championship played at the Classic Golf Resort in Mewat, Haryana. Shamim and Mukesh headed to a playoff after finishing the regulation 72 holes with matching totals of 12-under-276.

    Chikkarangappa S of Bangalore finished third at 11-under-277.

    Shamim Khan (66-70-70-70), who was in third position overnight placed three strokes behind the leader Mukesh...
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  • Classic Golf Resort, Mewat, Haryana, 28-02-2013

    Mukesh Kumar continues to lead in round three

    Mukesh Kumar of Mhow fired a 68 and held on to his lead in round three of the PGTI Players Championship at the Classic Golf Resort in Mewat, Haryana. Mukesh’s total stands at 13-under-203 after three rounds. Delhi’s Rashid Khan is a stroke behind in second place.

    Mukesh Kumar (68-67-68) held on to his overnight lead after a solid round that featured six birdies and two bogeys. Mukesh was on fire on the front-nine as he sank four birdies. The 47-year-ol...
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  • Classic Golf Resort, Mewat, Haryana, 27-02-2013

    Mukesh Kumar seizes the lead with a sublime 67

    Mukesh Kumar of Mhow went ahead by one stroke in round two of the PGTI Players Championship at the Classic Golf Resort in Mewat, Haryana after firing a five-under-67. Mukesh thus took his total to nine-under-135. Delhi golfers Shamim Khan and Rashid Khan are one stroke off the lead in tied second.

    Mukesh Kumar (68-67), the winner at PGTI’s last event in Chandigarh last week, climbed from overnight tied fourth into the sole lead thanks to a sublime 67 on Wedn...
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  • Classic Golf Resort, Mewat, Haryana, 26-02-2013

    Shamim & Rashid hold joint lead in round one

    The Delhi duo of Shamim Khan and Rashid Khan shot scores of six-under-66 to hold the joint lead in round one of the PGTI Players Championship at the Classic Golf Resort in Mewat, Haryana. Gaurav Ghei, another Delhi golfer, is a stroke behind the joint leaders in third place.

    Shamim Khan, who had a bogey-free round, made a terrific start with birdies on the first two holes as he landed his shots within six feet of the pin. The 2012 Rolex Rankings champion collected...
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  • Mewat, Haryana, 25-02-2013

    PGTI Players Championship at Classic Golf Resort to begin on February 26th

    Top golfers participating include Shamim Khan, Mukesh Kumar, Chiragh Kumar, Ashok Kumar

    The Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) has announced the PGTI Players Championship which will be played at the Classic Golf Resort, Mewat, Haryana, from February 26 – March 1, 2013. The tournament offers a prize purse of Rs. 25 lakh.

    The field at the PGTI Players Champi...
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  • Yangon, Myanmar, 24-02-2013

    Gangjee finishes tied seventh in Myanmar, Lankan Perera claims runner-up spot

    Rahil Gangjee finished tied seventh at the Zaykabar Myanmar Open presented by Alpine on Sunday. The Kolkata golfer, who suffered an early setback in the form of a double bogey on the par-5 second hole, carded a two-under-70 in the final round to end up with a total of 14-under-274.

    Among the other Indians in the fray, Himmat Singh Rai finished with a 68 and moved to a creditable tied 13th at 12-under-276. Sujjan Singh, recovering from an injury, shot a 67 to end t...
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  • Chandigarh, 22-02-2013

    Mukesh ends with a flourish to capture title

    Mukesh Kumar of Mhow walked away with the trophy at the PGTI Players Championship at Chandigarh Golf Club after posting an immaculate six-under-66 in the final round. Mukesh totaled 13-under-275 for the tournament to register a four-stroke win. Rookie Ashbeer Saini of Kapurthala had a creditable runner-up finish on his PGTI debut with a nine-under-279 total.

    Mukesh Kumar (67-67-75-66) made a remarkable comeback after a disastrous 75 in round three to bag yet anoth...
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  • Chandigarh, 21-02-2013

    Lohan & Saini in with a chance, share lead with Mukesh

    Abhinav Lohan of Faridabad and Kapurthala’s Ashbeer Saini shot scores of 68 and 71 respectively to climb into the joint third round lead along with overnight leader Mukesh Kumar of Mhow who fired an ordinary 75 on Thursday. The three golfers have matching total scores of seven-under-209 after three days of competition at the PGTI Players Championship being played at the Chandigarh Golf Club.

    Chandigarh’s Harendra Gupta and Chikkarangappa of Bangalore w...
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  • Chandigarh, 20-02-2013

    Spurred on by hole-in-one Mukesh marches ahead

    Spurred on by a hole-in-one on the 11th, ‘King of the Indian greens’ Mukesh Kumar marched ahead into a four-stroke lead at the PGTI Players Championship at Chandigarh Golf Club. The man from Mhow, Madhya Pradesh, carded a second straight 67 to take his two-day total to 10-under-134. Chandigarh’s Harendra Gupta and Kapurthala-based rookie Ashbeer Saini were in joint second at six-under-138.

    The 47-year-old Mukesh Kumar (67-67) picked up birdies on...
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  • Chandigarh, 19-02-2013

    Youngster Siddharth Seth & veteran Mukesh Kumar steal the show on day one

    Twenty-three-year-old Siddharth Seth of Delhi and veteran Mukesh Kumar of Mhow emerged as joint leaders in round one of the PGTI Players Championship at Chandigarh Golf Club on Tuesday. Both the players fired identical scores of five-under-67 to steal the show on the opening day.

    Siddharth Seth shot his best score since turning professional in early 2012 to grab a share of the lead. Seth had a tally of seven birdies and two bogeys in perfect weather conditions at...
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  • Chandigarh, 18-02-2013

    Nineteen rookies to make PGTI debut in Chandigarh

    Nineteen rookies will make their debut on the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) during the PGTI Players Championship at Chandigarh Golf Club which begins on February 19.

    The nineteen players making their professional debut in Chandigarh qualified to play on the PGTI through the PGTI’s 2013 Qualifying School which was held in December 2012 at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club, Kolkata. All these players received their PGTI badges from Mr. Uttam Singh Mundy (D...
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  • Chandigarh, 18-02-2013

    PGTI Players Championship at Chandigarh Golf Club to begin on February 19th

    Shamim Khan, Mukesh Kumar & Rashid Khan top names in the field
    Defending champion Harendra Gupta, Abhijit Singh Chadha, Harmeet Kahlon, Ranjit Singh and Gurbaaz Mann to lead the local challenge
      
    The Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) has announced the PGTI Players Championship which will be played at the Cha...
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  • Jaypee Greens, Greater Noida, 17-02-2013

    Silverglades Delhi trounce DLF Gurgaon in Louis Philippe Cup final

    The Silverglades Delhi team comprising of Himmat Singh Rai, Shamim Khan and Rashid Khan, put up a resilient performance to trounce the DLF Gurgaon team consisting of Jyoti Randhawa, Digvijay Singh and Abhinav Lohan, by a 3-0 margin in the final of the Rs. 1.24 crore Louis Philippe Cup 2013. 

    The matches resumed at 7:15 am on Sunday after being suspended due to rain on Saturday. 

    In the highly anticipated final encounter, two of Silverg...
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  • Jaypee Greens, Greater Noida, 16-02-2013

    DLF Gurgaon enjoys slight advantage over Silverglades Delhi as rain takes tournament into an extra day

    The DLF Gurgaon team enjoyed a slight advantage over Silverglades Delhi in the final of the Louis Philippe Cup 2013 when play was suspended at the Jaypee Greens Golf Resort on Saturday due to heavy rain that led to unplayable course conditions.

    Play was suspended at 12:40 pm on Saturday. The matches will resume at 7:15 am on Sunday. 

    When play was called-off, DLF Gurgaon and Silverglades Delhi were engaged in a keen tussle. Gurgaon&...
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  • Jaypee Greens, Greater Noida, 15-02-2013

    Silverglades Delhi to face-off against DLF Gurgaon in Louis Philippe Cup final

    Silverglades Delhi and DLF Gurgaon made it to the final of the Louis Phillipe Cup 2013. While Silverglades Delhi defeated defending champions Navratna Ahmedabad 2-1, DLF Gurgaon overcame hosts Jaypee Greens Greater Noida by the same margin in the semi-finals. 

    In the first match of the semi-final encounter between Silverglades Delhi and Navratna Ahmedabad, Rashid Khan shot a 73 against Vikrant Chopra’s 75 to give the Delhi team a 1-0 lead. The Ahmedabad...
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  • Jaypee Greens, Greater Noida, 14-02-2013

    Bhullar, Murthy take hosts Greater Noida to the top in Louis Philippe Cup 2013

    Gaganjeet Bhullar and R Murthy set the Greg Norman-designed Jaypee Greens Golf Course ablaze with scores of seven-under-65 and five-under-67 respectively to catapult hosts Jaypee Greens Greater Noida to pole position after the second round of the Louis Philippe Cup 2013, India’s premier pro team golf event.
     
    While Indian ace and team leader Gaganjeet Bhullar was at the top of his game in round two, Bangalore-based R Murthy, a last minute replacement for the i...
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  • Jaypee Greens, Greater Noida, 13-02-2013

    Navratna Ahmedabad, Silverglades Delhi share the spoils on day one of LP Cup

    Holders Navratna Ahmedabad began their quest to retain the Louis Philippe Cup Inter-City Golf crown in style with an aggregate score of six-under-138 to be tied at the top with Silverglades Delhi at the Jaypee Greens Golf Resort in Greater Noida.
     
    Navratna Ahmedabad, the reigning champions, rode on the scintillating five-under-67 from their Sri Lankan recruit Mithun Perera, who had a bogey-free round. Captain Vikrant Chopra and Vinod Kumar, the other two members of...
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  • Dubai, UAE, 03-02-2013

    Jeev Milkha Singh finishes tied 10th at Dubai Desert Classic

    Jeev Milkha Singh fired an even-par-72 in the final round of the Dubai Desert Classic to finish tied 10th at the US$ 2.5 million European Tour event. Jeev, who posted a tournament total of 14-under-274, finished eight strokes behind the winner Stephen Gallacher of Scotland.

    Jeev shot scores of 68, 67, 67 and 72 in Dubai. He made three birdies, a bogey and a double bogey in the final round.

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  • Ahmedabad, 03-02-2013

    Kapur holds lead to win the Gujarat Kensville Challenge, three other Indians in top-10

    After going through seven years in the wilderness, Shiv Kapur made it two-in-two winning the third edition of the Gujarat Kensville Challenge golf at the Kensville Golf and Country Club on Sunday. Going into the final round with a lead of four shots, Kapur suffered an early wobble, before steadying himself to card a one-under 71 and win by two shots over Andrew McArthur (69).

    Kapur totaled tournament record 14-under 274 and enroute he also set a new course of 65 i...
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  • Ahmedabad, 02-02-2013

    Shiv Kapur moves close to win with a four-shot lead at Gujarat Kensville Challenge golf

    Playing flawless golf, Shiv Kapur turned on the heat and carded a bogeyfree seven-under 65 to re-write the course record set less than 48 hours ago by Agustin Domingo in the first round of the Gujarat Kensville Challenge 2013 on Saturday. Holding his own under rather warm conditions, Kapur moved up to 13-under 203 and opened up a handy four-shot lead over playing Andrew McArthur (71) and five clear of Philip Archer (66).

    Tim Sluiter (70), who goes down on his stom...
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  • Ahmedabad, 01-02-2013

    Scotsman McArthur takes lead, Kapur lying second, Gangjee, Bhullar sixth at Kensville Challenge

    Andrew McArthur may not have got many birdies, but he made sure he did not drop any shots either, as he came back with a bogey-free three-under and took a two-shot into the weekend at the Gujarat Kensville Challenge on Friday. The 32-year-old Scotsman, with one Challenge Tour win dating back to 2008 against his name, is now eight-under 136 for two rounds and two shots clear of Shiv Kapur (71) and three ahead of overnight leader Spain’s Agustin Domingo (73), Dutchman Tim Sluiter (69) a...
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  • Ahmedabad, 31-01-2013

    Unheralded Domingo leads at Kensville Challenge, Shiv Kapur in tied second place

    Spanish journeyman, Agustin Domingo, was up till 3.15 am in the morning watching his home team, Barcelona draw with Real Madrid 1-1 in the first leg semi-final of the Kings Cup back in Spain. But that did not show on his scorecard on the opening day of the third edition of the Gujarat Kensville Challenge 2013 on Thursday, as he set a new course record at the Kensville Golf and Country club. He took a one-shot lead over Shiv Kapur and Scotsman Andrew McArthur, who was wearing trainers instea...
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  • New Delhi, 30-01-2013

    Avantha Masters finds a new home in 2013

    The Avantha Masters will be played at a new venue and on a different date in 2013 when the fourth edition of the tournament is held from March 14-17 at the Greg Norman-designed Jaypee Greens Golf Course, in Greater Noida near Delhi, India. 

    The demanding 7,347 yards, par 72 Championship Course at Jaypee Greens Golf Course, which opened in 2000, is the only course in India designed by two-time Major Champion Norman.

    Located approxima...
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  • Hua Hin, Thailand, 26-01-2013

    Rahil Gangjee earns full card for 2013 Asian Tour season

    Kolkata’s Rahil Gangjee earned playing rights for the 2013 Asian Tour season after he finished tied 21st at the Final Stage of the Asian Tour Qualifying School held at Hua Hin, Thailand. Gangjee, who totalled five-under-280 for the tournament, emerged as the only Indian to earn a full card. The top 41 players earned cards for the 2013 season. 

    The 34-year-old Gangjee (72-68-72-68) had an inspiring final stretch in round four as he made four birdies on t...
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  • Hua Hin, Thailand, 22-01-2013

    Eighteen Indians in the fray at Final Stage of Asian Tour Q-School

    A strong Indian contingent of 18 golfers will tee it up at the Final Stage of the Asian Tour’s Qualifying School for the 2013 season at Hua Hin, Thailand. The final stage will be played from January 23 – 26, 2013 at two golf courses – Imperial Lakeview Golf Club and Springfield Royal Country Club – in Hua Hin, Thailand. The top 40 players and ties will earn Asian Tour cards out of a total of 248 players.

    Leading the Indian charge will be Ch...
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  • Abu Dhabi, UAE, 20-01-2013

    Chowrasia finishes tied 17th in Abu Dhabi

    SSP Chowrasia returned a two-under-70 on the final day of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship to finish tied 17th at the $2.7 million European Tour event. Chowrasia, who posted a tournament total of seven-under-281, finished seven strokes behind the winner Jamie Donaldson of Wales.

    Chowrasia (73-73-65-70), who had fired the best score of the week, a seven-under-65, in the third round, produced five birdies and three bogeys in the final round.
  • New Delhi, 08-01-2013

    LOUIS PHILIPPE CUP 2013 TEAMS ANNOUNCED

    Following its highly acclaimed inaugural edition in March 2012, the Louis Philippe Cup, golf’s equivalent of the IPL, is set to be contested by 9 teams of India’s top professional golfers at a new venue at Jaypee Greens, Greater Noida from February 11th to 16th 2013. The Louis Philippe Cup is sanctioned by the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) for three years as the exclusive professional team golf tournament in India and conceptualised by RN Golf Management. 
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  • New Delhi, 07-01-2013

    Gujarat Kensville Challenge to open European Challenge Tour for 2013

    Major winner Rich Beem and Ryder Cup star Oliver Wilson to headline field
    Inaugural winner Bhullar and 2012 runner-up Gangjee return for the Challenge
    Cricketing icon Sachin Tendulkar to visit event
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  • New Delhi, 24-12-2012

    Professional Golf Tour of India Announces Jan to May 2013 Schedule

    Packed calendar till May 2013 End

    Strong international flavour

    Season tees-off on 31st January with Euro 200,000 European Challenge Tour Event

    The Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) has announced its calend...
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  • Noida, 23-12-2012

    Shiv Kapur ends seven-year-title drought with win over old friend Daniel Chopra at Shubhkamna Champions Golf

    Shiv Kapur ended a seven-year drought with a masterly final round of seven-under 65 that saw him finish at 17-under and win the inaugural Shubhkamna Champions Tournament hosted by Jeev Milkha Singh. Kapur, whose last win came in 2005 at the Volvo Masters of Asia, rounded off a string of top-5 and top-10 finishes on Asian Tour with a win by three strokes over his old friend and ‘senior’ Daniel Chopra, who was unable to celebrate his 39th birthday with a title victory.
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  • Nusajaya, Malaysia, 16-12-2012

    Kapur, Chowrasia finish tied 10th at Iskandar Johor Open

    Shiv Kapur and SSP Chowrasia carded identical totals of 10-under-206 to finish tied 10th at the rain-shortened $2 million Iskandar Johor Open. Spaniard Sergio Garcia won the event after firing a final round of 11-under-61. Garcia totalled 18-under-198.

    While Shiv Kapur shot a three-under-69 in the final round, SSP Chowrasia returned a two-under-70.

    Himmat Singh Rai finished with an overall score of six-under-210 in tied 21st place alongs...
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