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  • Bengaluru, 12 Aug 18

    Twenty-year-old Viraj Madappa newest star on Indian golfing horizon; Becomes youngest Indian to win an international event with TAKE Solutions Masters triumph

    Twenty-year-old Viraj Madappa, playing his rookie season on the Asian Tour, became the newest star to emerge on the Indian golfing horizon as he scripted a historic win at the US$ 350,000 TAKE Solutions Masters 2018, an event co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and PGTI, at the Karnataka Golf Association (KGA) course on Sunday.

    Madappa (70-65-66-67), who was tied fourth and two off the lead after round three, came up with a determined four-under-67 in the final round to prevail by two shots as his tournament tally added up to 16-under-268.

    In the process, the six foot two inch tall Kolkata lad with an athletic built, became the youngest Indian to win an international event
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  • Bengaluru, 12 Aug 18

    Viraj Madappa Interview

    This is what the newly-crowned TAKE Solutions Masters champion Viraj Madappa had to say in his interview soon after his win:

    I am really surprised. It hasn’t really sunk in yet and I’m feeling a lot of emotions. I don’t know which one to feel
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  • St. Louis, Missouri, Usa, 12 Aug 18

    Shubhankar Sharma and Anirban Lahiri miss the cut at PGA Championship

    The Indian challenge at the PGA Championship came to an end as both Shubhankar Sharma (69-74) and Anirban Lahiri (70-73) amassed matching totals of three-over-143 to miss the cut by three shots.

    Shubhankar's second round was looking promising when he was one-under through seven holes for a total of two-under before play was suspended due to bad weather on Friday.

    However, when Sharma resumed his second round on Saturday, he had a forgettable back-nine, as he traded four bogeys and a double-bogey for a single birdie
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  • St. Louis, Missouri, Usa, 11 Aug 18

    Shubhankar Sharma makes good start in Round 2 of PGA Championship; Anirban Lahiri stumbles with a three-over-73

    India's Shubhankar Sharma made a good start in round two of the PGA Championship as he was one-under through seven holes when play was suspended due to inclement weather.

    Sharma, who had fired a one-under-69 in round one, made a 12-foot birdie conversion on the seventh hole in round two just before play was called off. It was his first birdie of the day and took his total to two-under
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  • Bengaluru, 11 Aug 18

    Khalin Joshi produces ‘birthday special’ seven-under-64 in round three to get one behind leader Carballo at TAKE Solutions Masters

    • Three Indians, including Chikka and Madappa in Top-5
    • Five Indians, including Chawrasia and Baisoya in Top-10

    India’s Khalin Joshi produced a ‘birthday special’, a flawless seven-under-64, at his home course, the KGA, on Saturday, to rise to tied second in round three of the Asian Tour and PGTI joint-sanctioned TAKE Solutions Masters.

    Joshi (67-69-64), who turned 26 on Saturday, totalled 13-under-200 after the penultimate round and trailed the leader Miguel Carballo (67) of Argentina by one shot. Bengaluru-based Joshi shared second place with Thailand’s Danthai Boonma (72), who was the overnight leader by five shots
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