Om Prakash Chouhan wins Glade One Masters by 4 strokes

Om Prakash Chouhan wins Glade One Masters by 4 strokes

The veteran Om Prakash Chouhan shot a five-under-67 at the magnificent Glade One Golf Resort in Ahmedabad on Friday to win the Glade One Masters 2021 with a massive four-shot margin at 17-under-199.

Gurugram’s Manu Gandas took second place at 13-under-203 after firing a one-under-71 in the final round.

Delhi’s Rashid Khan (69), Faridabad’s Abhinav Lohan (68), and Gurugram’s Veer Ahlawat (69) took joint third place at eight-under-208.

Chouhan made one eagle, three birdies, with zero bogeys in his 5-under-par round to claim his sixth PGTI title.

The 34-year-old Chouhan said, “I’m relieved to have won today especially, after the disappointment of last week; I had told myself at the start of this event that I will not repeat the mistakes of last week. The previous week was one of the rare occasions when I played in the leader group during the final round and did not win.

“I have now won six times while playing in the leader group in round four. When I’m in a good position, I generally don’t let the opportunity slip away. But that didn’t happen last week, so that was a big lesson for me.

Chouhan’s sixth career win earned him a prize money cheque of Rs.4,84,950 and lifted him from 23rd to 13th place in the PGTI Order of Merit.

Manu Gandas (35-30-67-71), the other overnight joint leader, picked up six birdies on Friday but at the same time conceded a bogey and two double-bogeys to post a 71.

Chandigarh’s Karandeep Kochhar kept his lead intact in the PGTI Order of Merit after his tied eighth finish at six-under-210.

Pune-based Udayan Mane, India’s highest-ranked golfer in the world, shot a 69 to close the event in tied 29th at one-over-217.