Press Esc to close
Monday 02 March 2015
News updated at 3:01 AM IST
Weather
Max: 31.7°C
Min : 16.9°C
In Bengaluru
clear sky

Chikka best Indian at Asia-Pacific in 12th place

Bangkok, Nov 4, 2012 (PTI)

Seenappa Chikkrangappa ended the week the way he had begun with a three-under 69 to finish as the best Indian in tied 12th place at the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship in Chonburi, Thailand today.

Chikka ended at five-under 283 for the week while Khalin Joshi despite an eagle managed only a one-under 71 and finished at three-under 285 in tied 14th place at the Amata Spring Country Club.

Chinese prodigy Guan Tianlang, 14, became the youngest winner of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship after a closing one-under 71 gave him a total of 15-under 273 and a nail-biting one-stroke victory here.

Of the other Indians, Angad Cheema 77-72-72-73 finished tied 30th, Udayan Mane (75-75-70-76) and Manav Das (79-71-75-71) was 33rd, while Honey Baisoya (76-72-76-75) was tied 43rd.

Guan, the youngest player in the field, completed a wire-to-wire victory that has earned him an invitation to next year's Masters Tournament. He has also secured a place in International Final Qualifying (IFQ) for The Open Championship along with runner-up Pan Cheng-tsung of Chinese Taipei, Asia's No. 2 amateur, who shot a 65 for a 14-under-par four-day total.

Australian teenager Oliver Goss (72) finished third at 12-under, two ahead of two-time champion Hideki Matsuyama (68), Asia's No. 1 amateur.

When the Masters begins next April, Guan is set to become the youngest competitor in the history of the Tournament at 14 years, five months and 17 days.

The previous record was established by Matteo Manassero in 2010, when the 16-year-old earned an invitation after winning the British Amateur Championship in 2009.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Cambodian artists presenting dance-drama at the International Ramayana Mela...

Cambodian artists presenting dance-drama at the International Ramayana Mela...

Cyclist at the Rajpath as the national capital received early morning showers in New Delhi...

Cyclist at the Rajpath as the national capital received early morning showers in New Delhi...

A waterlogged street after the early morning showers in the national capital...

A waterlogged street after the early morning showers in the national capital...

A train moves through snow covered railway track as the region received heavy snowfall in Anantnag..

A train moves through snow covered railway track as the region received heavy snowfall in Anantnag..

Artists dressed up as Hindu deities Lord Krishna and Radha play Holi...

Artists dressed up as Hindu deities Lord Krishna and Radha play Holi...

People throw coloured powder as they celebrate Lathmar Holi at Nandgaon...

People throw coloured powder as they celebrate Lathmar Holi at Nandgaon...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the new Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mufti Mohammad Syeed..

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the new Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mufti Mohammad Syeed..

Sangakkara and Thirimanne celebrate beating England in their Cricket World Cup match...

Sangakkara and Thirimanne celebrate beating England in their Cricket World Cup match...

Sangakkara congratulates team mate Perera who celebrates talking the wicket of England's Morgan...

Sangakkara congratulates team mate Perera who celebrates talking the wicket of England's Morgan...

Pakistan players celebrate with wicket of Zimbabwe's Chamunorwa Chibhabha during ...

Pakistan players celebrate with wicket of Zimbabwe's Chamunorwa Chibhabha during ...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523