Last week, Bengalurean, Chikkarangappa S. tasted his maiden 2019 season win at the Golconda Masters in Hyderabad, the win has catapulted him to World No. 357 from his previous 461 (104 spots), courtesy his 5-ranking points there.
The joint runners-up Aman Raj and M Dharma took 2.50 points each. While Aman moved up from 930 to 745, Dharma rose from 1010 to 798.
Karandeep Kochhar’s fourth place finish saw him collect 1.60 points that pushed him up from 908 to 790.
The trio of Honey Baisoya, Udayan Mane and Priyanshu Singh finished tied fifth and as a result pocketed 1.20 points each. Thus Baisoya went up from 887 to 803, Mane shot up from 1095 to 962 and Priyanshu made his first appearance on the rankings at 1558.
Shubhankar’s presence adds two extra points at The Players Championship
The stakes will now be higher at the season’s second event, this week’s PGTI Players Championship scheduled to be played at the Classic Golf & Country Club from February 12 to 15, 2019.
The participation of India’s highest-ranked golfer Shubhankar Sharma, currently ranked 119 in the world, has ensured an increased number of world ranking points for the PGTI Players Championship.
The break-up of the points will be as follows:
1st – 7
2nd – 4.2
3rd – 2.8
4th – 2.1
5th – 1.68
6th – 1.4
7th – 1.26