Kensville Golf & Country Club, Ahmedabad, January 12, 2019: Gurugram-based amateur Manav Bais (72-71) won the PGTI’s Pre Qualifying III for the 2019 season after finishing the second and final round with a total of one-under-143.
From a total field of 80 in Pre Qualifying III, 22 players qualified for the Final Qualifying Stage as five players were tied in 18th position when the cut was declared at eight-over-152 at the Kensville Golf & Country Club near Ahmedabad.
Manav Bais, who was placed tied third and one off the lead after the first round, carded three birdies in exchange for two bogeys during his second round of one-under-71 to move into the lead.
Amateur Martendeya Kanishka Sinha from Jammu & Kashmir shot the best round of the Pre Qualifying Stage, a six-under-66, to zoom from overnight tied 32nd to tied second at even-par-144.
Ludhiana’s Pukhraj Singh Gill fired a second round of 71 to also grab a share of second place along with Sinha.
All the 73 qualifiers from the Pre Qualifying Stage will now join the 50 exempt players in the Final Stage which is scheduled to be held from January 14 – 17, 2019, at the Kensville Golf & Country Club. The 72-hole Final Stage event will feature a field of 123 players.
The top 80 and ties will make the halfway cut after two rounds of the Final Stage. At the end of the Final Stage, the top 41 players will earn their full cards for the 2019 PGTI season.