Kapil Dev-Grant Thornton Invitational: Golfer Varun Parikh clinches maiden title - Gurugram News

Gurugram, Sep 30 (IANS) Varun Parikh of Ahmedabad clinched his maiden title with a dominating display on the final day of the Rs 1 crore Kapil Dev-Grant Thornton Invitational 2022.

by IANS | Updated Sep 30, 2022

Kapil Dev-Grant Thornton Invitational: Golfer Varun Parikh clinches maiden title - Gurugram News

Varun was presented the winner's jacket by Indian cricket legend M.S Dhoni. The champion was presented the trophy by another legend and tournament host Kapil Dev and Vishesh C Chandiok, CEO, Grant Thornton Bharat.

Parikh's determined last-round effort of five-under 67 handed him an impressive five-shot victory at the DLF Golf & Country Club as his total read 11-under 277.

The 24-year-old Parikh (73-70-67-67), who won the PGTI's Qualifying School earlier this year and posted a career-best third place finish on the PGTI last month, thus continued his hot form this season.

Parikh's triumph earned him a prize money cheque worth Rs 15,00,000 that lifted him from 28th to the fourth position in the PGTI Order of Merit.

Gurugram-based Manu Gandas (74-66-73-69), playing at his home course, took second place at six-under 282 after a final round of 69. He thus moved up from third to second place in the PGTI's merit list.

Kartik Sharma (71-67-72-74), another player from the DLF Golf & Country Club, shot a last round of 74 to finish third at four-under 284.

Varun Parikh made a nervous start dropping two bogeys in exchange for a birdie on his first three holes. Thereafter, Parikh's round took off as his game plan of hitting 3-wood off the tee instead of driver, paid off. He sank six birdies from the fourth through the 18th which included four long conversions including a mammoth 70-footer on the 11th.

Parikh said, "I just followed my game plan from the range itself. I was a little nervous and a little shaky to begin with to be honest. My goal was not to make birdies, it was just to make pars, so after the third hole, I didn't make a bogey. Initially, the pressure got to me a little bit but after that, I held myself together really well.

"I'm just really happy to cross the line, it's been a long time coming. I'm now looking forward to more wins this season."

Earlier in the day, Dhoni and Kapil Dev teed off in a special fourball.

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