Chadha eyes good show in PGTI C’ship

Going into the PGTI players Championship to be held at Classic Golf resort,Mewat,Haryana from today,Chandigarh lad Abhijeet Chadha knows that he will have to start winning at the domestic circuit to stake his claim to be in the top-ranked Indian golfers.

Written by Nitin Sharma | Chandigarh | Published: September 18, 2012 12:44 am

Going into the PGTI players Championship to be held at Classic Golf resort,Mewat,Haryana from today,Chandigarh lad Abhijeet Chadha knows that he will have to start winning at the domestic circuit to stake his claim to be in the top-ranked Indian golfers. The 20-year-old,who claimed his first professional win in the form of Surya Nepal Masters in March early this year,will be taking part in the Rs 20 Lakh Championship in Mewat along with another Chandigarh golfer Harendra Gupta to get into the winning mode.

Speaking to Sportline,Chadha believes that the conditions at Mewat Golf Course will suit his game,”This is the twelfth tournament on the domestic circuit this year,I need to start winning soon. There have been some close finishes early in the season but I have to capitalise on my advantages. The course here in Mewat plays soft and suits my game. The fact that I hit the ball long which will help me on this type of the course. Golfers like Mukesh Kumar,OP Chauhan and Gaurav Ghei will give tough competition,” shared Chadha,while talking from Delhi. The Chandigarh based golfer finished 13th in last week’s PGTI Players Championship held at Golden Greens Golf Club,Gurgaon,where Om Prakash Singh Chauhan emerged as the winner.

Chadha will be playing in the Crompton Greaves Open at Presidency Golf Club later his month before he tees off at the BILT Open at the Delhi Golf Club. Next month will also see the KGA Golf Course,Bengaluru hosting the Indian Open and Chadha is eying a fine performance at the PGTI circuit ahead of the big event.

“After this tournament,I am taking a week’s off and will be competing in the Crompton Greaves Open in Mumbai before playing in the BILT Open. These two tournaments will be give me a platform to stay in form before the Indian Open which is a $1.25 Million event this year. The prize money will be big in the Indian Open and most of the Indian golfers,apart from international golfers will be taking part in Indian Open,” informed the golfer. With Gaganjeet Bhullar winning the Yeangder Tournament Players Championship on Monday,Chadha believes that young players can win on the Asian Tour and he himself is looking forward to the Asian Tour Qualifying event to be held in January next year.

“With the Asian title in his bag,Bhullar showed that youngsters can win big tournaments. He played really well on the final day. I will be taking part in the Asian Tour qualifying event in January next year and I am expecting to earn the card. The sooner I earn the card,the better it is for me. Getting a chance to play in the Asian Tour will be a big opportunity for a golfer like me,” felt Chadha.

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