Sentosa, March 28: None of the six PGTI members competing at the International Final Qualifying – Asia in Sentosa were able to make it to the 2008 British Open.
PGTI member Rahil Gangjee was the highest placed Indian (tied 19th) at the end of the two day event. He posted a brilliant bogey-free 67 in round two. However, 2007-08 PGTI Order of Merit leader Lam Chih Bing of Singapore qualified for golf’s showpiece event.The four professionals who earned a ticket to The Open Championship 2008 were Malaysia’s Danny Chia, Australian Adam Blyth, Singapore’s Lam Chih Bing and Filipino Angelo Que. Danny Chia (69, 69) finished at the top of the leaderboard with a total of six under 138.PGTI member Lam Chih Bing (72, 68) earned his trip to Royal Birkdale, England, courtesy his overall score of four under 140 that helped him finish tied third. Chih Bing made five birdies and a lone bogey in his second round.
Rahil Gangjee (77, 67) finished best among the Indians as he was tied 19th with a total of even par 144. Gangjee’s 67 on Wednesday included birdies on the fourth, seventh, 11th, 12th and 14th.PGTI member Shiv Kapur (75, 72) was tied 31st at three over 147. Kapur shot 72 in round two as a result of birdies on the seventh, ninth and 12th and bogeys on the first, fourth and fifth.PGTI member Amandeep Johl (74, 79) finished tied 51st at nine over 153.Digvijay Singh (75), Jyoti Randhawa (77) and Gurbaaz Mann (82) withdrew from the event on Wednesday.