Randhawa ready for another crack at elusive title

March 12th, 2008 - 6:16 pm ICT by admin  


Jeju Island (Korea), March 12 (IANS) Five top-10 finishes in last eight weeks is something any golfer would love, and Jyoti Randhawa will look for a win as he tees up at the inaugural Ballantine’s Championship Thursday. Randhawa continues his quest for a top-50 position in the world in his ninth start in a row. Randhawa finished in the top-10 bracket for four consecutive weeks to be ranked 75th in the world. He needs to get into the top-50 to gain entries into the Majors, the first of which, the Masters, will be held at the Augusta next month.

Also holding up the Indian challenge this week here are Jeev Milkha Singh, who would like to put behind the disappointment of missing the cut last week in Malaysia, Shiv Kapur and Gaurav Ghei.

Despite not winning any titles since the Hero Honda Indian Open last November, Randhawa has been in great form. In 2008, he has played eight weeks in a row and has five top-10 finishes including a second at the SAIL Open in India.

But Randhawa will have to be at the top of his game to win the Ballantine’s Championship which feature a stellar line-up that includes British Open champion Padraig Harrington of Ireland, reigning Asian Tour Order of Merit winner, Liang Wen-chong of China as well as Ryder Cup stars Thomas Bj

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