Shiv Kapur wins his third Asian Tour Title
Shiv Kapur posted a final round of four-under 68 to clinch Panasonic Open India at Delhi Golf Club for his third Asian Tour title, and second of the year. His previous win came at the Yeangder Heritage in April 2017 after a 12 years drought.
Shiv Kapur wins Panasonic Open
Shiv Kapur posted rounds of 65, 69, keeping him in a shared second place on first two days of the event, his Saturday’s round of 69 made him a strong contender on the top for a shared lead with Round 2 leader Paul Peterson, who now shares the second place with his final round one-under 71.
Kapur in his final round saw the opening and went all fiery from the beginning, posting a birdie on the very second hole of the day, his only birdie on the front nines, Kapur posted a bogey on par-4 10th but was quick to recover with two consecutive birdies on 11th & 12th holes, aided by two more on 14th & 15th, to take his score at 17-under 271 for three strokes lead and the win.
Sandhu, Round 1 leader
Ajeetesh Sandhu started the event with a blazing eight-under 68 on Thursday and became the fan’s favorite to win the title after his recent triumph at the Yeangder TPC last month. Sandhu shares second place on the board with his final round seven-under 65 consisting eight birdies and a lone bogey on the par-3 17th, five of his eight birdies came on first nine holes, and it looked like he is here to create magic again.
Sandhu shares second place with Chiragh Kumar, who posted a flawless eight-under 64 today consisting nine birdies and a bogey, Karandeep Kochhar, & SSP Chawrasia, Sudhir Sharma, Om Prakash Chouhan, & Paul Peterson. Where Kochhar posted bogey-free six-under 66 today consisting a fabulous eagle on par-5 14th and four birdies to help him climb six spots up compared to Saturday’s finish.
Arjuna awardee Chawrasia was consistent on all four days with his rounds of 67, 69, 69 & 69 for a total score of 14-under 274, he co-led the field with Kapur on Saturday when Kapur posted a double-bogey on par-4 11th and opened a short lived six-way tie at the top.
Paul Peterson, Round two’s leader, & Round 3 co-leader
Paul Peterson led the field by four shots on Friday but failing to keep up the lead for long, and dropping a shot on Saturday made him co-leader of the champion Kapur, and eventually sharing the longlisted second place with the finish of Panasonic Open at 14-under 274.
Peterson posted three birdies and two bogeys in his round of one-under 71 which surely seemed not enough for the win and falling short of three shots today.
Good finishes by Indians at the event
Delhi Golf Club, New Delhi was set as the venue for the Panasonic Open India after a successful hosting of Take Solutions Masters in August at Bengaluru’s KGA. It was quite natural to have a huge Indian contingent represent the country and they did not disappoint at all, out of Top 10 finish today, eight names are Indian.
Shared second place: Ajeetesh Sandhu, Chiragh Kumar, Karandeep Kochhar, SSP Chawrasia, Sudhir Sharma, Om Prakash Chouhan.
Shared ninth place: Honey Baisoya, Shamim Khan, with the scores of 12-under 276.