Yuvraj Singh Sandhu, finished 8th on the 2023 Asian Development Tour (ADT) rankings , thus earning his 2024 Asian Tour playing rights – a significant milestone.
A six-time winner on the PGTI, with 5 wins in 2022, Sandhu carded rounds of 70-72-70-67 at the US$250,000 Aramco Invitational at Rolling Hills GC in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
With his finish, Sandhu earned US$ 3887 which helped him finish 8th on the ADT Order of Merit with total earnings of US$ 35,145 (₹29.2 lacs).
Last month, Sandhu received an exemption to the final stage of the European Tour qualifier, courtesy of the PGTI, European Tour, and PGA Tour partnership. Unfortunately, he posted a 5-over par score, falling short of the 72-hole cut, despite rounds of 73-74-73-71. In this competition, only the top 25 and ties secure European Tour eligibility.
In Saudi Arabia, Khalin Joshi, carded rounds of 73-71-66-70 to register a tied-18th finish at 8-under 280, followed by Saptak Talwar at tied-22nd with his rounds of 71-73-68-69 for a total score of 7-under 281.
Contrastingly Manu Gandas, the 2022 PGTI Order of Merit’s top-ranked player, transitioned to the European Tour but failed to achieve any success there. While Gandas will not be eligible for the 2024 European Tour, it is not clear whether he will enjoy any playing rights on the Asian Tour either and may have to get back to PGTI in 2024.
Meanwhile, Sandhu directed his focus towards the Asian Development Tour, participating in five events, securing victory in one, 3rd at another before heading on to Saudi Arabia for the final event of the season to grab the coveted Asian Tour card.
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