Twenty-year-old Viraj Madappa newest star on Indian golfing horizon; Becomes youngest Indian to win an international event with TAKE Solutions Masters triumph
Third Indian rookie to win on Asian Tour
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.
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. I don’t know what to say. It’s been a roller-coaster since I came through the Qualifying School. I was playing good golf then but I went through a slump after that.
Khalin Joshi produces Ã¢â‚¬Ëœbirthday 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, totall...
Chikkarangappa fires splendid 64 to be best-placed Indian in fourth on day two, Chawrasia one behind in fifth
Madappa, Joshi and Baisoya make it five Indians in the top-10
While Thailand’s Danthai Boonma led the field at the halfway stage of the TAKE Solutions Masters after a captivating 10-under-61 took his total to 15-under-127, the Indian duo of Chikkarangappa S and SSP Chawrasia too sparkled with scores of seven-under-64 and six-under-65 respectively to be the two best-placed Indians in fourth and fifth.
Chikka and SSP, who have played as teammates at the World Cup previously, kept Indian hopes alive at the KGA as their totals read nine-under-133 and eight-under-134 respectively.
Young Indian Feroz Singh Garewal shoots 66 to lie tied second, four behind leader Thammanoon of Thailand on day one of TAKE Solutions Masters
Om Prakash Chouhan and Khalin Joshi in tied seventh
Young Indian, Feroz Singh Garewal shot a spectacular five-under 66 to take a share of second place on the first day of the TAKE Solutions Masters at the Par-71 KGA golf course on Thursday.
Thammanoon Sriroj, one of the senior-most players on the Asian Tour, turned the clock back with a stunning nine-under-62 to grab a handy four-shot lead.
Garewal shared second place along with Thai duo Danthai Boonma and Suradit Yongcharoenchai, Zimbabwean Scott...
Player Quotes - TAKE Solutions Masters press conference
This is what some of the pre-tournament favourites said at the press conference of the TAKE Solutions Masters 2018.
Poom Saksansin (Thailand)
I had a good finish last week so I am feeling more confident with my game. It was really windy in Fiji last week but luckily the greens were softer that's why I was able to score. I am very proud with my result last week. It shows that I can play well in windy conditions.
Indian hopefuls to feature alongside established stars and legends at TAKE Solutions Masters
A big bunch of young hopefuls, numerous established stars and some Indian legends form a good chunk of the Indian challenge at the second edition of TAKE Solutions Masters that carries an enhanced prize purse this year. The four-day event gets underway at the lush and challenging Karnataka Golf Course (KGA) on Thursday, August 9.
Local Bengalurean Chikkarangappa S., who was in contention last year before ending 10th eventually, has some unfinished business at the TAKE Solutions Masters. The 24-year-old, currently 66th place on the Habitat for Humanit...
TAKE Golf ambassadors return for second edition of TAKE Solutions Masters
TAKE Solutions, a globally recognized domain expert offering end-to-end Life Sciences solutions, has been dedicated to the agenda of elevating Indian Golf for over 15 years. TAKE's golf ethos has been by growing the sport from the grassroots, being committed to stay the course and exposing Indian talent to international opportunities.
The company has been supporting golf through sponsored tournaments on the domestic and feeder circuits, bringing India its first ADT tournament in 2014, and the TAKE Solutions Masters on the Asian Tour as well as spon...
Joshi aims for redemption at TAKE Solutions Masters
India’s rising star Khalin Joshi is determined to win his first Asian Tour title on home soil when he contends at the US$350,000 TAKE Solutions Masters next month.
Joshi, a TAKE Solutions ambassador, has unfinished business in the event after being pipped to the title by a resilient PoomSaksansin of Thailand at the Karnataka Golf Association Golf Course last year.
The 25-year-old Joshi admits that he has added pressure playing on home...
Poom seeks successful title defence at TAKE Solutions Masters
Thai stalwart Poom Saksansin hopes to become the 17th player to successfully defend a title on the Asian Tour when he heads to the US$350,000 TAKE Solutions Masters next month.
The baby-faced Poom broke local hearts last year when he defeated home favouriteKhalin Joshi by two shots to win his second Asian Tour title at the Karnataka Golf Association golf course.