On a memorable weekend for Indian golf, two young golfers are now on their way into the Asian Tour. Sujjan Singh and Arjun Prasad played with remarkable composure in the final stage of Asian Tour Qualifying School to secure their cards for 2017. Sujjan scored 66 while Arjun shot 68 in the fourth and final round to secure a top 20 finish on Saturday.
Sujjan Singh and Arjun Prasad seal Asian Tour cards for 2017
The final stage of Q School in Bangkok is a ride on the Asian Tour for the top 35 and ties. Sujjan and Arjun were both tied 18th at an overall score of 18-under 270. Sujjan made scores of 68-66-70-66 in his forays around the Suvarnabhumi Golf and Country Club in Bangkok. Arjun Prasad, still an amateur, signed on 66-67-69-68.
Sujjan made five birdies in the final round and a fine eagle at the par-4 fourth hole. Overall he made twenty birdies this week including a spotless effort in the second round. Sujjan made just four bogeys during the week including one at the par-3 12th hole on Saturday.
Arjun’s four birdies on the front nine and three more on the return stretch were very useful. His final round count of seven birdies took his total to 22 birdies. He also made an eagle in the second round. Arjun endured six bogeys during the week.
THE NARROW CUTS
With the final cut off for cards likely at 14-under, Ajeetesh Sandhu and Abhijit Chadha missed out narrowly. Chadha was 12-under with two holes left to complete. Sandhu ended the week at 11-under 277.
Manu Gandas finished in 65th place at 10-under 278. Ashok Kumar was also at 11-under with only two holes available to push up the order.
Udayan Mane ended well outside the mark, posting a 73 in the final round. He was in 82nd place at 8-under 280.
Aman Raj shot an even 72 for an overall total of 282. M Dharma also shot 72, but finished two strokes behind Aman at 4-under 284.