New Delhi, May 25, 2018: Rookie Dhruv Sheoran of the DLF Golf & Country Club, Gurugram, bagged his maiden professional title after coming home the champion by one shot at the first PGTI Feeder Tour event of the season which was played at the BSF Golf Club in Chhawla, New Delhi.
The 23-year-old Sheoran (69-68-74), the joint leader at the end of round two, completed a wire-to-wire victory despite a sedate final round of two-over-74. His total read five-under-211.
Delhi golfer Pawan Verma (73-71-68) made huge gains on the final day as he took a leap from overnight 11th to tied second at four-under-212 thanks to his last round of 68 which was also the day’s best score.
Sandeep Singh (72-65-75) of Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan, the co-leader in round two, finished joint runner-up along with Verma after returning a 75 on Friday.
Dhruv Sheoran, playing his first event as a professional, made a slow start in the third round having dropped three bogeys over the first 14 holes. However, Dhruv, the 2017 PGTI Qualifying School champion, fought his way back to the top with a couple of birdies on the 15th and 16th even as his nearest challenger Sandeep Singh struggled to recover after an early triple-bogey.
Sheoran scored a bogey on the last hole but still managed to edge out Pawan and Sandeep by one stroke.
Sheoran said, “My calmness and patience saw me through. I felt the conditions were quite different as compared to the last two days and I adjusted really well. I enjoyed myself out there and didn’t put any pressure on myself. The good memories from the 2017 Q School win also had a calming effect on me.
“The birdie on the 15th could be the turning point of the day as it did wonders to my confidence. I made a good club selection on the 15th tee and also nailed a crucial 15-footer on the green. I then followed that up with a tough 20 feet birdie conversion on the 16th that set up the victory for me.
“I would like to thank my home course, the DLF Golf & Country Club, for all their support. I would also like to thank my parents for their encouragement and support over the years.”