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Volvo China Open - First Round

Postby ajay » Fri Nov 14, 2003 4:45 am

Seven Indian players are taking part in Volvo China Open. Except Arjun Singh, all other are fighting to retain their APGA card. Their performance on first day is as follows:

T37 Uttam Singh MUNDY 73 (+1)
T37 Vijay KUMAR 73 (+1)
T47 Firoz ALI 74 (+2)
T47 Mukesh KUMAR 74 (+2)
T62 Harmeet KAHLON 75 (+3)
T79 Arjun SINGH 76 (+4)
T88 Amritinder SINGH 77 (+5)

Every one shot above par :(.


Zhang Lian-wei of China is trying to catch up with Arjun atwal for APGA Order of Merit title. The winner gets $90,000. Currently Zhang is behind by $127K. Zhang is quiet capable player and if he wins the title, the difference will be mere $37K. Zhang made a good start as he leads the leaderbord with -5. Top few players on the leaderboard are:

ZHANG Lian-wei CHN 67 -5
Angelo QUE PHI 67 -5
Danny ZARATE PHI 67 -5
Thaworn WIRATCHANT THA 68 -4
HONG Chia-yuh TPE 68 -4
Adam FRASER AUS 68 -4

We'll follow Zhang in this tournament. I hope on final day someone will beat him.

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Postby BSharma » Fri Nov 14, 2003 4:50 am

Thanks Ajay for the information.

Go Angelo QUE
Go Danny ZARATE
Go Thaworn WIRATCHANT
Go HONG Chia-yuh
Go Adam FRASER

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Go Indian golfers also.

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Volvo China Open - 2nd Round

Postby ajay » Fri Nov 14, 2003 9:50 am

Much better day for Indian players at Shanghai as only Firoz Ali scored over par. While Amritinder was on fire with a round of 6 under par. After 2nd round the positions are:

T22 Amritinder SINGH 77 66 -1
T26 Uttam Singh MUNDY 73 71 E
T32 Harmeet KAHLON 75 70 1
T43 Vijay KUMAR 73 73 2
T43 Arjun SINGH 76 70 2
T43 Mukesh KUMAR 74 72 2
T61 Firoz ALI 74 74 4


Zhang also lost his leadership position although just by one stroke. He is still dangerous. The positions at top is like this.

1 CHOI Gwang-soo KOR F 71 64 -9
1 Adam FRASER AUS F 68 67 -9
3 Ross BAIN SCO F 71 65 -8
3 ZHANG Lian-wei CHN F 67 69 -8
5 Scott STRANGE AUS F 70 67 -7
5 Thaworn WIRATCHANT THA F 68 69 -7
5 David GLEESON AUS F 70 67 -7

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Postby ajay » Sat Nov 15, 2003 2:12 am

The cut was applied at top 70 and ties at Volvo Open and top 60 and ties at JPGA. Interestingly all the Indians who entered in an International event this week made the cut. The seven Indian players in Volvo along with Jyoti and Jeev in JPGA are now playing in the weekend rounds.

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Postby ajay » Sat Nov 15, 2003 7:06 am

After third day, the current standings of Indian players in the Volvo opnen is like this.

T25 Amritinder SINGH 77 66 73 E
T35 Uttam Singh MUNDY 73 71 74 2
T35 Vijay KUMAR 73 73 72 2
T35 Harmeet KAHLON 75 70 73 2
T49 Arjun SINGH 76 70 74 4
T55 Mukesh KUMAR 74 72 75 5
T69 Firoz ALI 74 74 80 12

The round is not over yet, but Zhang has taken the lead back. With -3 in 13 holes and (-11) for the tournament, he leads the 2nd placed Unho PARK by two strokes. He seems to be in good form and set for winning the tournament and $90,000 paycheck.

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Postby ajay » Sun Nov 16, 2003 8:44 am

Zhang wins the Volvo China Open with a lead of 2 strokes. At one time (after 12th hole) Zhang was leading by 5 strokes, but suddenly he found himself leading just by one stroke. But he held on his nerves and won the top prize of $90,000. With less than $37,000 seprating him, he is now a strong contender challenging Arjun Atwal's so far supremacy on the order of Merit (OOM) race. The top three in OOM race are:

1 Arjun ATWAL (IND) 282,193.58 6
2 ZHANG Lian-Wei (CHN) 245,569.58 4
3 Thongchai JAIDEE (THA) 138,786.69 8


The Indian crowd finished with the following score.

T20 Vijay KUMAR 73 73 72 71 ( 1 )
T28 Uttam Singh MUNDY 73 71 74 73 ( 3 )
T32 Harmeet KAHLON 75 70 73 74 ( 4 )
T46 Mukesh KUMAR 74 72 75 74 ( 7 )
T50 Amritinder SINGH 77 66 73 80 ( 8 )
T50 Arjun SINGH 76 70 74 76 ( 8 )
T69 Firoz ALI 74 74 80 78 ( 18 )

Next week APGA moves to Taiwam for Acer Cup. If Zhang plays there, he'll have a chance to catch op with Arjun Atwal. After Acer Cup, two more APGA events are to follow for the 2003 season.

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Acer Taiwan Open November 20 - 23, 2003

Postby ajay » Fri Nov 21, 2003 7:36 am

Six Indian players are in the field in Taiwan, with Jeev leading the Indian pack. Jeev, yet another time got a flying start. The key is to maintain the momentum for the next three days. The performance of Indian players is as follow:

POS PLAYER R1 , ( +/- )

1 Jeev Milkha SINGH , 65 , ( -7 )
T8 Amandeep JOHL , 69 , ( -3 )
T31 Harmeet KAHLON , 71 , ( -1 )
T31 Vijay KUMAR , 71 , ( -1 )
T78 Arjun SINGH , 75 , ( 3 )
T90 Amritinder SINGH , 76 , ( 4 )

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Postby kathiresan_v » Fri Nov 21, 2003 9:56 am

pretty good start...Jeev has to keep up the momentum. Go Jeev!

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Postby Dhruv » Fri Nov 21, 2003 11:50 am

Thanks Ajay, once again for keeping these thread alive with score updates.

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Acer Taiwan Open Nov 20-23, 2003

Postby BSharma » Sat Nov 22, 2003 7:45 pm

Jeev Milkha Singh had rounds of 65 and 80 and is tied for 8th place. The leader is Jason Dawes (AUS) and had rounds of 68 and 70.

Harmeet Kahlon had rounds of 71 and 75 to be tied for 10th place.

Amandeep Johl is tied for 34th place with scores of 69 and 81.

Vijay Kumar 71 and 81 (tied for 50th place).

Amritinder Singh (76 and 80) failed to make the cut.

Arjun Singh retired after a first round score of 75.

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Postby ajay » Sun Nov 23, 2003 1:53 am

The second round was continued on third day. Jeev finished his round on the third day. It was very windy and tough conditions. Most of the people carded high scores. The current leader Jason Dawes was probably lucky as he finished his round on day 2 itself. So Jeev's 80 may not be as bad as it seem, but and many others did much better. As far as the advantage of first round 65 is lost. Jeev is 7 stroke behind leader. Third round is not over yet and it has moved to 4th day.

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Acer Taiwan Open

Postby ajay » Tue Nov 25, 2003 10:47 pm

Didn't get time to update the final results earlier. Just for completion, I'm updating the final results for Acer Taiwan Open. As most of you already know that Jeev finished 2nd here. Harmeet Kahlon had an opportunity to finish in top 10, but 3rd performance of 86 in gust wind let him down.

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POS   PLAYER                R1   R2   R3   R4   +/-   PRIZE(US$)

2    Jeev Milkha SINGH 65   80   77   70   (4)   33,090.00
20   Vijay KUMAR       71   81   78   74   (16)   3,600.00
21   Amandeep JOHL     69   81   77   78   (17)   3,465.00
27   Harmeet KAHLON    71   75   86   76   (20)   2,745.00

Amritinder Singh (76, 80) missed the cut.
Arjun Singh retired after a first round score of 75
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Postby ajay » Tue Nov 25, 2003 10:53 pm

With the earning reported above Jeev jumped from low 80s to 30s. Harmeet Khalon, who is still in the bubble improved his posotion slightly as he moves up from 60th spot to 57. The order of Merit for APGA is as follows:

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POS   PLAYER            WINNINGS(US$)   PLD

1     Arjun ATWAL             282,193.58      6
14    Amandeep JOHL            71,795.80     13
16    Daniel CHOPRA            69,793.45      7
19    Arjun SINGH              62,977.95     14
27    Jyoti RANDHAWA           47,613.89       6
38    Jeev Milkha SINGH        42,075.00       4
57    Harmeet KAHLON           27,434.63     13

   -----  Cut off at 60 ($ 25,496.48) for 2004 APGA card ---      

87    Vijay KUMAR              12,955.00   6
88    Digvijay SINGH           12,573.07   6
90    Gaurav GHEI              12,095.00   5
94    Mukesh KUMAR             11,582.00   6
96    Uttam Singh MUNDY        10,955.80   7
101   Amritinder SINGH         10,197.50   6
110   Firoz ALI                 8,417.50   6
138   Zai KIPGEN                3,195.00   2
162   Vivek BHANDARI            1,075.00   5

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Postby BSharma » Fri Nov 28, 2003 6:48 am

The $700,000 Omega Hong Kong Open will take place from Dec 4-7, 2003 and is part of Asian PGA and European PGA. The names of the following Indian golfers are in the entry list:

Arjun Atwal
Vijay Kumar
Harmeet Khalon
Arjun Singh
Amandeep Johl

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Postby ajay » Sun Nov 30, 2003 7:24 am

I was wondering why Jyoti is not playing Asian/Euro jointly sanctioned Omega Hong Kong Open , where many of the European stars will be playing. I found that Jyoti is booked to play JPGA year ending GOLF NIPPON SERIES, which has very small and restricted entry. I'm thinking Jyoti must have received invitation as he has been the rookie of the year in JPGA tour.

With Arjun Atwal missing this tournament due to PGA qualifiers, Indian Flag will be carried by Vijay Kumar, Harmeet Khalon, Arjun Singh, and Amandeep Johl. I hope one of them rises to the big occasion to bring some cheers from this tournament.


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