INDIAN GOLFERS ON THE MOVE - PLAYING ON FOREIGN TOURS

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Smriti@Ann Arbor FUTURES and Arjun@Memorial - Pairings

Postby V Krishnaswamy » Thu Jun 03, 2004 6:47 am

Smriti Mehra will play at Bank of Ann Arbor FUTURES Golf Classic

It is a US $ 60,000 event on Futures Tour. Last week she missed cut at Corning Classic.

Pairing
1st / #9 8:40 am
Karen Jansen Mooresville, NC
Smriti Mehra Calcutta, India
Celeste Troche Asuncion, Paraguay

Arjun at the Memorial

Pairing
Mathias Gronberg 2:00ET - E
Arjun Atwal 2:00ET - E
Darren Fichardt 2:00ET - E


Smriti Mehra will play at Bank of Ann Arbor FUTURES Golf Classic
It is a US $ 60,000 event on Futures Tour. Last week she missed cut at Corning Classic.

1st / #9 8:40 am

Karen Jansen Mooresville, NC
Smriti Mehra Calcutta, India
Celeste Troche Asuncion, Paraguay

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Jyoti 4-u for the day and tied sixth

Postby V Krishnaswamy » Thu Jun 03, 2004 7:04 am

Jyoti 4-u for the day and tied sixth

Jyoti finished four-under for the day without a bogey. Great stuff. Jyoti looks like back on the trail.

Leadre Ryuchi Oda is 9-under; 2nd - Shinichi Yokota 7-u;

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Postby ajay » Thu Jun 03, 2004 3:18 pm

V Krishnaswamy, we are right now discussing Japan PGA in two threads. Lets bring the discussion in the same thread. There is an exclusive thread for Japan PGA that we have been using since the beginning of this year. Lets continue to use that.

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Results in one thread seemed more comfortable... but..

Postby V Krishnaswamy » Fri Jun 04, 2004 11:17 am

AJAY,

You are right there is a thread on Japan. But my idea was to put the moves of Indians on foreign tours in a single place. After all we would like to know abt Arjun, Jyoti, Jeev, Smriti and others (when Asian Tour is on). Otherwise for people who track all the players, it means going into three indivdual threads one-byone to look for results.

I find going to one thread for all info easier than three diff threads, simply because in India it is not the easiest thing to keep shifting from one page to another in a dial up connection.

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Postby ajay » Fri Jun 04, 2004 2:52 pm

V Krishnaswamy, You have a point. I did not think from this angle that shifting from one page to another may not be an easy thing. In this regard this thread is useful as it serves the purpose of putting all the international results at one place for fast update

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Smriti tied 16th; found Nisha Sadekar,golfer of India origin

Postby V Krishnaswamy » Sat Jun 05, 2004 7:59 am

FUTURES TOUR – Bank of Ann Harbour

OK guys, here is something I found very interesting:

There is a young lady pro golfer called Nisha Sadekar, who is lying tied 16th at the Bank of Ann Harbour tournament in Futures Golf.

The 23-year-old Nisha the is the daughter of Anil and Munni Sadekar and is from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Obviously parents of Indian origin. Nisha played at University of Missouri and is playing Future’s Tour this year.

Her younger sister, Seema Anil Sadekar (born June 19, 1985) also plays golf for UNLV (which I think if the University of Nevada, Las Vegas). She has been to Leadbetter Academy.

Smriti Mehra is tied for 16th place with 35-37 = 72.
The leaders are Hong Mei Yang (China), who recently became the first Chinese woman to win a pro golf tournament, and Nadine Ash (South Africa) with cards of 68 each.

US PGA TOUR – MEMORIAL

Arjun Atwal missed another cut. Had rounds of 77 and 76. Zhang Lianwei (77, 77) and Thongchai Jaidee (71, 79) slipped from 20th after first round to missing the cut by two strokes.

Atwal had six bogeys and two birdies. Had just one birdie in first round. Real bad streak going for Atwal.

Daniel is taking a break.


JAPAN PGA – JCB SENDAI CLASSIC

Jyoti had a bogey free round with three birdies. He is now -4, same score at which he was after the first day. Jyoti is tied 23rd.

Jeev finished T57 at the end of the 3rd round. He finished at par for day and +1 for tournament. In his third round, he had four birdies, two bogeys and a double bogey.

The leader is Toru Taniguchi at –11.

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Postby nayan » Sat Jun 05, 2004 9:37 am

Hi Mr Krishnaswamy,

Do you have a list of all the Indians who have won tournaments on the APGA/JPGA/EPGA tours?

Would be great if you let us in the forum know about it.

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Postby BSharma » Sun Jun 06, 2004 9:49 am

Daniel Chopra is not the only golfer with Indian connection vying for a spot in the US Open. Shiv Kapur qualified through the local qualifying tournament and will head to the sectional tournament.

05/17/04
SOUTH BEND, IND. - SOUTH BEND CC
John Connelly - Perrysburg, Ohio 66
Todd Smith - Peru, Ind. 70
Shiv Kapur(a) - India 72
A - Cary Hungate - Kokomo, Ind. 72
A - Drew Shafer(a) - Akron, Ind. 73
A - Doug Mortola - Mukwonago, Wis. 73
A - Gary March - Arlington Heights, Ill. 73
A - Jeremy Wilkinson - Pearland, Texas 73

Several thousand golfers started at 107 local qualifying sites from May 10-21, 2004 with hopes to qualify and play in the US Open. Approximately 750 entrants, including those exempt from Local Qualifying (e.g., Daniel Chopra), will be eligible for Sectional Qualifying Rounds, which starts on Monday at 13 sites.

156 golfers will play in the UP Open, and 76 have direct entry and are exempt from having to play the qualifying tournament. Even John Daly, Colin Montgomerie, etc were required to qualify this year.
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Postby BSharma » Sun Jun 06, 2004 9:55 am

2004 U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying Site; Entries; Spots
June 7 (Monday)

Daly City Calif. 72; 4
Littleton, Colo. 33; 1
Kahuku, Hawaii 11; 1
North Barrington, Ill. 38; 2
Rockville, Md. 74; 5
Summit, N.J. 139; 22
Columbus, Ohio 184; 33 (Daniel Chopra will be in Columbus)
Sunriver, Ore. 21; 1

June 8 (Tuesday)

Orlando, Fla. 61; 3
Atlanta, Ga. 41; 2
St. Louis, Mo. 37; 2
Midway, Pa. 10; 1
Richmond, Texas 32; 2

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Kapur and Daniel

Postby V Krishnaswamy » Mon Jun 07, 2004 3:33 am

Thanks Bhushan for that bit on Shiv Kapur. Often we just forget amateurs. By the way Shiv a few weeks ago played for Asia-Pacific against Australia in an event called Bollanack Cup and Asia-Pacific won. Shiv won his singles besides another point.

Hope Daniel makes the main event, as also Shiv.

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ASIAN/ Euorpean/ Japan pga tour titles won by Indians

Postby V Krishnaswamy » Mon Jun 07, 2004 3:39 am

With regard to Nayan's request

ASIAN/ Euorpean/ Japan pga tour titles won by Indians

Indian Open was part of the old Asian Tour in early 1990s.
Then the Asian tour itself became very loose, till Asian PGA came into being in 1995.
But Indian Open joined APGA only in 1999.
However, now the Asian PGA is defunct and the new tour is once again called Asian Tour, since January, 2004

I am giving Indian winners of all Asian/ European/ Japan PGA Tours

I have also added Daniel Chopra’s two wins at the end, but I have not included him in Indian list, because technically he is Swedish (but with an Indian heart).

1965---Indian Open---Delhi---PG Sethi---Won as an Amateur
1991---Indian Open (Delhi)---Delhi---Ali Sher---First Indian pro to win Indian Open
1993---Indian Open (Delhi)---Delhi---Ali Sher---First Indian to win Indian Open twice
1995---Philippine Open (Manila)---Manila---Jeev M Singh---First to win Asian event abroad
1995---Gadgil Western Masters ---Delhi---Gaurav Ghei---Highest prize money till then (US $ 500,000 purse; winner got US $ 80,750)
1995---Asian Matchplay---Manila---Jeev M Singh---First Indian to win twice in a year
1996---Philip Morris Asia Cup---Korea---Jeev M Singh---Shot Asian record total of –26
1998---Classic Indian Open---Kolkata---Feroz Ali
1998---Hero Honda Masters---Delhi---Jyoti Randhawa
1999---Wills Indian Open---Kolkata---Arjun Atwal
1999---Lexus International---Bangkok---Jeev M Singh
1999---Hero Honda Masters---Delhi---Jyoti Randhawa---First repeat winner of Hero Honda
2000---Wills Indian Open---Delhi---Jyoti Randhawa
2000---Hero Honda Masters---Delhi---Arjun Atwal
2000---Star Alliance Cup---Singapore---Arjun Atwal---Atwal won back to back in 2 weeks
2000---Singapore Open---Singapore---Jyoti Randhawa
2002---Hero Honda Masters---Gurgaon/Dli---Harmeet Kahlon---Gurgaon is close to Delhi
2002---Caltex Singapore Masters---Singapore---Arjun Atwal------!st Indian and 4th Asian to win EPGA; event joint-sanctioned with PGA
2002---RC Indian Open---Delhi---Vijay Kumar
2003---Hero Honda Masters---Delhi---Arjun Atwal----2nd repeat winner of Hero Honda
2003---Carlsberg Malaysian Open---Kuala Lumpur---Arjun Atwal------1st Asian to win 2 EPGA titles event joint-sanctioned with PGA
2003---Suntory Open---Japan PGA---Jyoti Randhawa---1st Indian to win on Japanese PGA
2004---Volkswagen Masters ---Beijing---Rahil Gangjee


INDO-SWEDE

2004------US (Nationwide)---Daniel Chopra---1st Indian to win pro event in US
2004---Henrico County Open---United States---Daniel Chopra---Shot record 30-under – NATIONWIDE 2nd title on Nationwide Tour

Main points:
· Since the 1991 Indian Open, 10 Indians have won 23 Asian/ European/ Japanese
---events, including PG Sethi the 1965 Indian Open as an amateur
· 10 of the 23 wins have come on courses outside India
· Arjun Atwal with SIX titles on Asian/ European PGA Tours has won maximum
· Jyoti Randhawa (5 – four on Asian and one in Japan) has won next highest
· Jeev has won maximum titles (4) abroad; Atwal with 3 abroad is next highest
· Atwal (6), Randhawa (5) and Jeev (4), account for 15 of 23 titles won by Indians
· Of the 6 Hero Honda Masters held so far on Asian PGA/ Asian Tours, last 5 have
---been won by Indians.
· Since 1998, on four occasions – 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2002 – both Indian Open
---and Hero Honda Masters have been won by Indians, leading to the theory that
---Indians are formidable on home courses
· From March 1998 to March 2002, of the nine Asian events held in India, Indians
---won eight.

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Postby ajay » Mon Jun 07, 2004 5:32 am

Daniel Chopra's other wins:

Professional1993 Johor Baru Open (Malaysia)
1994 Swedish International Championship; Indian Masters; Malaysian PGA Championship; Indian PGA Championship
1995 Republic of China Open
2001 Taiwan Masters, Mercuries Masters (Taiwan)
(source EPGA)
Daniel, I think held Indian Passport till 1990. So, as V Krishnaswamy
said, technically, for all the above wins he was Swedish.

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CONSOLIDATED INDIAN SHOWING FOR WEEK ENDING June 6, 2004

Postby V Krishnaswamy » Mon Jun 07, 2004 5:56 am

Putting this in a single place for those not wanting to go to individual threads

CONSOLIDATED INDIAN SHOWING FOR WEEK ENDING June 6, 2004

JPGA: JCB Classic Sendai

Jyoti Randhawa had a final round of +2 and ended two-under 282 (67, 74, 68, 73) for the tied 41st place
Jeev Milkha Singh had a final round of one-under 70 and a total of par 284 (70, 73, 71, 70) for t45th place.

Winner: Takashi Kamiyama (-13)

US PGA:
Arjun Atwal missed the cut

Winner: Ernie Els

Future’s Tour: Bank of Ann Harbour
Smriti Mehra (72, 74, 72) – t22 ($ 567)
Nisha Sadekar (72, 75, 74) – T44 (US $ 267) – seems to of parents of Indian origin Anil and Munni Sadekar being her parents’ names)

Next, they play the Lima Memorial Hospital FUTURES Golf Classic in Lima, Ohio from June 11 - 13, 2004.

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Postby nayan » Mon Jun 07, 2004 6:01 am

Thanks a lot Mr Krishnaswamy. It's great to know that Indians have won so many international titles in golf. Things are surely looking up!

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Coming up this week

Postby V Krishnaswamy » Mon Jun 07, 2004 6:06 am

Coming up this week

US PGA

US Qualifiers:
Shiv Kapur plays in Sectional qualifiers – he came through locals – not sure where he is playing.
Daniel Chopra also plays in Sectional qualifiers (at Columbus, Ohio, where 33 spots, the highest, are up for grabs).

Buick Classic
Atwal has got a place in Buick Classic
Daniel is third alternate

Japan PGA
Yomiuri Open


Neither Jeev nor Jyoti seemed to have entered as of now.


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