Young giant Harshjeet wins his first PGTI title


Harshjeet Singh Sethie receives the winner’s prize from Mr. R Gopinath, President, Coimbatore Golf Club (2nd from right) and Mr. Prassadh Shanmugam, CEO, KGiSL (3rd from left). The other dignitaries seen in the picture are Mr. Ashwin Chandran, Golf Captain, Coimbatore Golf Club (2nd from left), Mr. Ravi Chandran, Honorary Secretary, Coimbatore Golf Club (extreme left) and Mr. Sampath Chari, Tournament Director, PGTI (extreme right).

Another youngster broke through last week on the PGTI as 21-year-old Harshjeet Singh Sethie of Delhi scored 69-67-72-67 to win the Coimbatore Open 2023 in a playoff over veteran Om Prakash Chouhan. 

Harshjeet, who stands tall at a towering height of six feet and seven inches, would have gained immense confidence as he moved up to 11th position in the TATA Steel PGTI Rankings.

Chouhan, who won the US$300,000 European Challenge Tour event in Bangalore last March, was considered the favourite heading into the playoff, but missed his birdie putt from a mere six feet. 

Said Harshjeet “I had been struggling with my game before I went and consulted my coach Jesse Grewal in Chandigarh during the off-season. While in Chandigarh, where I spent a lot of time over the last three months, I worked hard on my fitness, swing and mindset that helped turn things around for me. I kept my focus on the process. I played it shot by shot last week in Chennai and that worked for me.

“I thank my parents, my coach and my fitness trainer for all their support. This win means a lot to me as it came in such tough conditions and I won in a playoff against a far more experienced opponent.”


Photo – PGTI

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