24-year-old pro Viraj Madappa, one of India’s brightest young talents shot 71-65-72-74 (2-under 282) to finish tied for 10th at the US$ 950,000 Caltex Maekyung Open in South Korea, an Asian Tour event.
Madappa is enjoying a good run of form and won Asian Games qualifying event at Bangalore last week.
6 of the 8 other Indians in the field in Korea made the cut including Honey Baisoya, Khalin Joshi, Karandeep Kochhar, Chikkarangappa S. Veer Ahlawat, Gaganjeet Bhullar. Shiv Kapur & Aman Raj missed the cut which came at 3-over 145.
Players who made the cut:
Honey Baisoya – T-19th (72-71-66-75)
Khalin Joshi – 33rd (68-71-69-78)
Karandeep Kochhar – T-38th (70-75-73-71)
Chikkarangappa S. – T-43rd (73-71-72-74)
Veer Ahlawat – T-43rd (71-71-74-74)
Gaganjeet Bhullar – 68th (70-74-75-78)
Asian Tour winners Rahil Gangjee, Ajeetesh Sandhu, and the 2019 All India Amateur winner Aryan Roopa Anand will now head to Japan to play the US$ 750,000 Asia Pacific Open Golf Championship Diamond Cup from May 12-15 at Oarai Golf Club in Ibaraki, Japan.
Photo – Asian Tour