Jaipur Open-2021: Khalin Joshi wins title, Harendra tied-third

Jaipur Open-2021: Khalin Joshi wins title, Harendra tied-third

Khalin Joshi’s final round of 3-under 67 proved good enough for him to turn the tables on the nearest rival and fellow, Bengalurean M Dharma, and emerge victorious at the Jaipur Open 2021 being played at the par-70 Rambagh Golf Club (RGC). - File photo

Chandigarh, October 15

Khalin Joshi’s final round of 3-under 67 proved good enough for him to turn the tables on the nearest rival and fellow, Bengalurean M Dharma, and emerge victorious at the Jaipur Open 2021 being played at the par-70 Rambagh Golf Club (RGC).

Joshi (61-66-64-67), who made a dramatic three-putt from four feet on the last hole to end the tournament with a bogey, won by one shot as he totalled 22-under 258 for the week.

Khalin’s fifth career title ended his three-year long victory drought. The 29-year-old bagged a winning cheque foe Rs6,46,600 to move up from fifth to third in the PGTI Order of Merit. He made six birdies and three bogeys on the last day.

Dharma (62-62-65-70), the overnight leader by two shots, slipped to second place with an even-par 70 on the last day as he struggled to hole putts. He ended the week with a total of 21-under 259.

Sunit Chowrasia (64) of Kolkata and Harendra Gupta (65) of Chandigarh took tied-3rd place at 20-under 260. Chowrasia’s round featured seven birdies and a bogey while Gupta had an eagle, four birdies and a bogey.

Chandigarh’s Yuvraj Singh Sandhu produced the best round of the tournament, a 10-under 60, to claim tied seventh place at 18-under 262. Yuvraj sank an eagle on the 18th from five feet and also made nine birdies and a bogey during his round. — TNS

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