By a Staff Reporter
Agency – Nepal’s number one professional golfer Sukra Bahadur Rai finishes eighth in the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) Players Championship 2022 marking his best-ever performance at PGTI.
In a tournament held at Panchkula Golf Club in Haryana, Sukra carded 2-under 70 and posted a score of 11-under 288 in the fourth and final round of the tournament that carries a prize purse of Rs. 50 Lakh IC. Sukra improved a spot to share the eighth position with Indian golfer Manu Gandas.
Sukra, who finished 2-under 34 on the front nine, ended with an even-par 36 at the back nine. He started the day with a bogey and birdied the third, sixth, and seventh holes. On the back nine, he wasted one shot each on the 10th and 17th holes and achieved birdie success on the 14th and 16th.
Sukra was ranked 50th with an even-par score of 72 on the first day. He carded a 3-under 69 on the second day and a perfect 6-under 66 in the third round. This is Shukra’s first top-10 finish on the Indian golf tour.
The 8th place holder Sukra pursed 118 thousand and 125 rupees IC. He has risen from 67th position to 65th in the Order of Merit. Players who manage to finish the season in the top 60 will have their cards protected for the next season. Sukra got the flower card for the current season by performing well in the qualifying school.
Indian golfer Yuvraj Singh Sandhu managed to win the title with a score of 19-under 269. Another Indian player, Ajitesh Sandhu, and Jamal Hossain, the leader of the first two rounds, finished joint second with scores of 18-under 270.