Asian Tour: Ajeetesh top Indian in Egypt


Ajeetesh Sandhu is now ranked third best Indian at 21st on the Asian Tour OOM

Chandigarh’s Ajeetesh Sandhu showed his consistency, shooting 70-69-65-69 (7-under 273) to make his 13 cuts in 15 starts, the most of any Indian on the 2022 Asian Tour, to finish 27th at the US$ 1.5mn International Series Egypt in Cairo. 

The 34-year-old former Asian Tour winner had a season’s best second-place finish after losing a playoff at The Delhi GC Open in March.

Among other Indians, Kolkata’s  S.S.P. Chawrasia shot 68-69-71-69 (3-under 277) to finish 41st, followed by Bangaloreans Chikkarangappa at 45th and  Viraj Madappa at 51st and Chandigarh’s Gaganjeet Bhullar 71-69-71-0 (1-over 281) who ended at 61st. 

Other Indians who missed the even-par 140 cut line included:

Karandeep Kochhar – 73-68 (+1)

Saptak Talwar – 73-68 (+1)

Veer Ahlawat – 69-72 (+1)

Honey Baisoya – 70-72 (+2)

Aman Raj – 72-71 (+3)

Khalin Joshi – 73-71 (+4)


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The tournament was won by 24-year-old Andy Ogletree, the 2019 U.S. Amateur Champion, who played one LIV Golf event and therefore is ineligible for the PGA Tour. Playing in only his fifth Asian Tour event, Ogletree shot 66-64-65-62 (23-under 257) to win his first professional title by four shots over former Ryder Cup star Bernd Weisberger of Austria, who shot 66-67-65-63 (19-under 261).

The tour will now head to Bangladesh for the US$ 400,000 Bangabandhu Cup Golf Bangladesh Open from Nov. 24-27 at Kurmitola Golf Club in Dhaka.


Photo – Asian Tour

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