Jan 16, 2020: Gurugram’s Deepinder Singh Kullar maintained his two-shot lead in round three of the PGTI’s Final Qualifying Stage for the 2020 season being held at the Kensville Golf & Country Club near Ahmedabad.
The 38-year-old Deepinder (71-73-74), the overnight leader by two shots, continued at the top for the second day in succession after recording a score of two-over-74 on Thursday that moved his total to two-over-218.
Six golfers were in tied second place with total scores of four-over-220. The six in the chasing pack are Delhi’s Siddharth Semwal (73), Arjun Singh (73) and Manav Jaini (74), Chandigarh’s Amrit Lal (73), Lucknow’s Ashish Kumar Gupta (74) and Gurugram-based amateur Kartik Sharma (74).
Deepinder Singh Kullar produced two birdies and four bogeys en route his 74 on the windiest day of the week so far. Kullar had a decent start as he was one-under through the front-nine but then conceded three bogeys on the back-nine.
Kullar said, “I hit it well on the front-nine but on the back-nine some poor driving cost me bogeys. I hooked it left on the 11th and found the hazard on the 15th. However, I managed things well in order to stay ahead on a very tough day for scoring. If I can finish on top this week, it’ll be a huge confidence-booster for me ahead of the 2020 season.”
Veteran Vijay Kumar of Lucknow, the joint leader after round two, shot an 80 in round three to drop to tied 20th at eight-over-224.
At the end of round four on Thursday, the top 38 players will earn full cards for the 2020 TATA Steel PGTI season.