Rahul claims LG Jaypee Amateur golf title

May 3rd, 2008 - 12:11 am ICT by admin  


New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Rahul Bajaj clinched his maiden golf title by winning the LG Jaypee Amateur Golf Tournament at the Jaypee Greens Golf Resort in Greater Noida, Friday. Rahul submitted a card of two-over 74, courtesy a nervous bogey on the final hole to finish with a total of level par 288. Yet he managed to stay one shot ahead of Gagan Verma, who began the day with a stroke ahead of him and his day’s score of four-over 76 did not help him either.

“It is just not sinking in. I do not have words to describe my happiness,” said Rahul who dedicated his victory to his father who introduced him to the game. “I think it is too early to say but I would definitely would want to turn professional as soon as I can,” he added.

Manav Das submitted the only sub-card of one-under 71 to finish third at 290. Karan Vasudeva was fourth at 219 while Arshdeep Tiwana was fifth at 294. Moin Malak and Kapil Kumar shared the sixth spot at 295 while Tarun Ghogale and Saurabh Bahuguna were tied for the eighth spot.

Top Scores after 72 holes: 288 Rahul Bajaj (71, 67, 76, 74); 289 Gagan Verma (68, 68, 77, 76); 290 Manav Das (75, 69, 75, 71); 291 Vasudeva, Karan (76, 73, 67, 75); 294 Arshdeep Tiwana (74, 73, 73, 74); 295 Moin Malak (72, 74, 74, 75), Kapil Kumar (70, 72, 76, 77); 296 Tarun Ghoghale (73, 75, 76, 72), Saurabh Bahuguna (70, 78, 74, 74); 297 Vikram Rana (76, 73, 75, 73); 298 Gopal Singh (79, 70, 71, 78); 299 Simarjeet Singh (74, 74, 76, 75); Pawan Kumar (78, 77, 69, 75); Amanjyot Singh (75, 74, 73, 77)

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