Bhatia’s third mini-tour win

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Former top-ranked US junior, 19-year-old Indian-American Akshay Bhatia won his third pro event in USA, shooting rounds of 67-62-63 (24-under 192) to win by four on the G Pro Tour in South Carolina, USA for a first prize of US$ 20,000 (₹14.6 lakhs). 

Bhatia’s earlier two wins came on the Swing Thought Tour – ST 11 at Old South Golf Links, Hilton Head in South Carolina (August 2020) after shooting 63-67 (130) and ST 12 at Brunswick, Georgia (February 2021), where he shot 62-70 (-10) to force a playoff and beat Alejandro Tosti on the first extra hole.

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Bhatia, who turned pro in 2020 straight out of high school, has made three cuts in five events on the PGA TOUR, with his best finish of tied-9th coming at the US$ 6.6mn Safeway Open in Sep. 2020. It will be exciting to see young Akshay develop in stature as a player. 

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