Delhi golfer Shamim Khan wins Kolkata Classic Golf Championship
- With an aggregate score of 10-under 278, Delhi’s Shamim Khan won the Rs 40 lakh Kolkata Class.Golf Championship by five strokes at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC) on Friday. This was also Khan’s first title at RCGC and 13th overall. Try telling him now that the number is deemed unlucky by most!
With total earnings over Rs 3 crore, Shamim, who turned professional in 1995 and who calls the Delhi Golf Club home, is the highest earner on the PGTI since it started in 2006. He is also the current Order of Merit leader.
With 10-under score, Delhi’s Shamim Khan takes sole lead in Three strokes adrift, there will be no other option but to attack from tee-off for Kumar. Let down by his putting in the first and second holes, Kumar had three successive bogeys but hit four birdies till a bogey in the 17th gave him a par round. Kumar was practising putting after his round ended. “An early birdie would have made so much of a difference today,” said the 51-year-old Mhow resident, referred to as ‘uncle’ by some on the PGTI Tour
SSP Chawrasia tied 18th on Day 1 in Kolkata Classic Golf Championship
- The first day of the Kolkata Classic Golf Championship, which ended at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC) with S Chikarangappa and Delhi’s Chiragh Kumar sharing the lead with four-under 68, meant different things to different people.
For Arthur Horne, the first from Swaziland in a PGTI Tour event, it was about knowing a world away from home and readying for more difficult battles in India later in the season.
SSP Chowrasia, for whom this course is an extension of home, used Tuesday to return to his day job after a staycation following his second successive Indian Open win. He went one-under and, brushing aside thoughts of being mentally drained after his exploits in Gurgaon, said being tied 18th was all right with three days to go