3rd PGTI win for Yuvraj Sandhu


Yuvraj Singh Sandhu receives the winning cheque from Mr. Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to Lt. Governor Jammu & Kashmir (2nd from right) and Mr. Sarmad Hafeez, Secretary, Tourism, Youth Services & Sports, Government of Jammu & Kashmir (3rd from left). The other dignitaries seen in the picture are Mr. Manav Gupta, Secretary, Jammu Tawi Golf Course (extreme left), Mr. Vivekanand Rai, Director, Jammu Tourism (2nd from left) & Mr. Uttam Singh Mundy, CEO, PGTI (extreme right).

25 year old Yuvraj Sandhu, from Chandigarh, won his 3rd title of the season to challenge for the PGTI # 1 ranking as he put on a show shooting 69-70-65-71 for a spectacular 13-under 275 total to win by a dominating seven shots at the J&K Open 2022 played at Jammu Tawi Golf Course in Jammu.

Sandhu led by four shots after 54 holes and was never threatened as he made four birdies and three bogeys in his final round 71. He earned ₹6 lacs for his win and with total earnings of ₹36,51,863 for the season is currently 2nd only to Ajeetesh Sandhu who may not be eligible for the Order of Merit Title, having played only two events on the Indian tour till date. 

The victory was Sandhu’s third of the season, following his triumphs in Kolkata and Chandigarh earlier. He has been consistent,  finishing in the top 6 places, in 6 of the 7 events he has played in India this year. 


“My father gave me a surprise this morning by arriving in Jammu,” Sandhu said after the round. “When I saw him at the golf course before my round today, that really helped me relax. I then just wanted to follow the yardage book, keep it in play and find fairways and greens. I managed to do that well today.

“The nine-foot birdie conversion on the 13th was the point when I thought I had the match in the bag. The highlight of the week for me was my good course management with my caddie Sonu contributing a lot to it. You have to be 100 percent committed on this course and that’s what I did for most part of the week.

“I realised when I went to Indonesia to play on the ADT, I felt a little void because my regular caddie Sonu wasn’t there. He’s not just my caddie but like a younger brother to me. He has played a big part in my performance this week.”

Bengaluru’s Khalin Joshi (70-68-70-74) finished in second place at six-under 282 after firing a 74 in the fourth round. Gurugram’s Manu Gandas (67) took third place at three-under 285 and lies 3rd in the PGTI rankings this year. Chandimandir’s Ravi Kumar posted the day’s best score of 66 to finish 11th at two-over 290.


Photo – PGTI

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