PGTI – Joshi wins in Coimbatore


From L-R – Mr. Ashwin Chandran (Captain, Coimbatore Golf Club), Khalin Joshi receives the winning cheque from Mr. Prassadh Shanmugam (CEO, KGiSL), Mr. R Gopinath (President, Coimbatore Golf Club) & Mr. Uttam Singh Mundy, (CEO, PGTI)

30-year-old Bangalore based Khalin Joshi, winner of the Asian Tour’s 2018 Panasonic Open shot 69-68-69-68 (14-under 274) to win the ₹50 lakhs Tata Steel Players Championship, his 6th PGTI career title at Coimbatore Golf Club in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

Khalin’s last PGTI title was at the Jaipur Open in October 2021. 

Arjun Sharma of Greater Noida, leading by one shot after round three, carded a 70 in round four to register a career-best runner-up finish at 13-under 275 and move to 28th on the PGTI money list.

Varun Parikh of Ahmedabad aced the par-3 7th, 180 yards with his 5 iron during the final round to finish with a 68 and 11-under 277 total.

Joshi said, “I knew a good start would put pressure on all my other rivals. That’s exactly what I did. I was very pleased with my start. I finally managed to score well on the front-nine this week. The chip-in for par on the seventh was the game-changer for me as it gave me further momentum after the birdie on the sixth. I was also happy with the way I kept my composure on the back-nine.

“Driving was the best aspect of my game this week. My solid hitting off the tee made it easier for me to score. I’m someone who thrives on confidence and momentum, so hopefully I can now capitalize on this good form in the coming events.”

Rookie Akshay Neranjen (74) of Bengaluru, making his pro debut this week, had a creditable tied fifth finish at seven-under 281 along with the seasoned Amandeep Johl (68) of Chandigarh and Delhi’s Sachin Baisoya (68).




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