Golfers Sujjan, Prasad qualify for Asian Tour
Bangkok, Jan 14 (IANS) Indian young golfers Sujjan Singh and Arjun Prasad earned their playing rights for 2017 Asian Tour after finishing tied 13th at the final qualifiers at the Suvarnabhumi Golf and Country Club here on Saturday.
While Sujjan posted a final round of six-under 66 for the four-day tally of 18-under 270, Prasad carded 68 in the final round of the Qualifying School final stage to push his case for playing in the continent’s premier golf tour.
The Asian Tour playing rights were offered to players within the top-35 rankings in the qualifier and Sujjan and Prasad were the only two Indians who came with successful results.
Abhijit Chadha (69) and Ashok Kumar (68) shared the 44th position at 12-under 276. Ajeetesh Sandhu (277) and Manu Gandas (278) finished tied 53rd and joint 66th respectively.
For Sujjan, it was a welcome return to the Asian Tour after he lost his card in 2013 owing to a wrist injury, which forced him to transform his game.
“It took me a few years for me to build up to this. I had a wrist injury in 2012 and my game just wasn’t there and I lost my card. I took a year off to work hard on my game and I felt I was ready for Q School this time around,” he said in an Asian Tour release.
“I changed quite a few things and my approach toward the game. It’s a brand new game that I brought with me this week and I guess it’s working. It has taken a few years for me to get back to where I’m.”