Sanjay Kumar wins the BT Honda Pro-Am

March 9th, 2008 - 10:03 pm ICT by admin  

Gurgaon, March 9 (IANS) Lucknow professional Sanjay Kumar capitalised on a brilliant opening round and added a four-under par 68 to his overnight 60 to win the 13th edition of the BT Honda Pro-Am of Champions at the par-72 Jack Nicklaus designed Classic Golf Resort Sunday. The stocky pro had a two-day total of 16-under 128 and walked away with the winner’s cheque of Rs 120,000 along with the Rs 55,000 he pocketed for being the best pro on the opening day.

Ashok Kumar, who made a late charge, fired a nine-under 63 to miss out by one stroke as he finished with a 36-hole total of 129 after having opened his account with a 66.

Digvijay Singh ended up third with a total of 132 while Rahul Ganapathy and Sujjan Singh were tied for the fourth place at 133.

Ashok not only bagged the cash prize of Rs 55,000 for returning the day’s best card but also ended up with a cheque of Rs 80,000 for being the overall runner-up. The day’s second-best card was submitted by Digvijay Singh who shot a 65 which made him richer by Rs 35,000.

In an exciting format where the team is decided on a random draw, professional Naman Dawar led his amateurs — former cricketer Nikhil Chopra, Deepak Talwar and Vijay Dhawan — to victory with a total of 124 stableford points.

While the amateurs received a golfing holiday to South Africa, Naman earned Rs 70,000 for his effort as a professional.

The quartet of Shamim Khan (Professional) and Arvind Sethi, Raj Verma and Ravinder Saroop emerged as the runners-up with a total of 120 stableford points. Shamim was richer by Rs 40,000.

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