Pradyumna Prakash triumphed in the Open category of the MGC Sportstar Open golf tournament here on Sunday. Pradyumna, who was one of the three overnight leaders on 75 gross, won with a score of 148 gross.
“I had come close to winning this twice before. So I am happy to win a tournament that I always wanted to,” said Pradyumna.
The 23-year-old added that the high roughs and the low greens in the course suited his style of play.
Dr. Selvaraj was the first runner-up with 150 gross and defending champion V. Darshan finished the third runner-up with a score of 151 gross.
In the handicap category, Abinav Suresh won with a score of 141 nett. Neeraja Lakshmi was adjudged the ladies winner. In the senior division, N. Chandrasekar, the defending champion, won with 145 nett.
Nirmal Shekar, Editor of Sportstar gave away the prizes. Congratulating the winners, he said that he was glad to see more number of young amateurs taking part in the tournament.
The results (winners all):
Open category: Pradyumna Prakash (148 gross).
Handicap: Abinav Suresh (better II day) (141 nett).
Seniors: N. Chandrasekar (145 nett); Stableford: Chummar Verghese (39 pts); Bogey: Capt. Sanjeev Mehta (+5).
Longest drive: Abinav Suresh; Closest pin: R. Sanjay; Wooden spoon: M. Sridhar; Team: Ashwath Achanta, Muthukumaran, V.R.F. Paulraj (287 nett).