Indians fail to book a ticket to the British Open

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Sentosa, Mar 28 (UNI) All the six Indians in the fray failed to qualify for the British open golf as they returned poor scores at the International Final Qualifying-Asia here today.

Rahil Gangjee was the highest placed Indian (tied 19th) at the end of the two day event. He posted a brilliant bogey-free 67 in round two.

The four professionals who earned a ticket to The Open Championship were Malaysia's Danny Chia, Australian Adam Blyth, Singapore's Lam Chih Bing and Filipino Angelo Que. Danny Chia (69, 69) finished at the top of the leaderboard with a total of six under 138.

Rahil Gangjee (77, 67) finished best among the Indians as he was tied 19th with a total of even par 144. Gangjee's 67 included birdies on the fourth, seventh, 11th, 12th and 14th.

Shiv Kapur (75, 72) was tied 31st at three over 147. He shot 72 in round two as a result of birdies on the seventh, ninth and 12th and bogeys on the first, fourth and fifth.

Amandeep Johl (74, 79) finished tied 51st at nine over 153 while Digvijay Singh (75), Jyoti Randhawa (77) and Gurbaaz Mann (82) withdrew from the event.


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