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PGTI: C Muniyappa wins final stage

Posted on Jan 24 2014 | IBNS

Pune, Jan 24 : Bangalore's C Muniyappa won the Final Stage of PGTI's Qualifying School for 2014 at the Poona Club Golf Course here on Friday.

Muniyappa totaled eight-under-276 for the tournament after he posted a four-over-75 in the final round on Friday.

Karan Taunk of Jamshedpur finished second at five-under-279.

The top 38 players from the Final Qualifying Stage earned full cards for the 2014 PGTI season.

Muniyappa (63-66-72-75) had a forgettable front-nine as he dropped four shots on the first five holes and a double-bogey on the ninth against a lone birdie on the seventh.

His back-nine turned out to be much better as he picked up birdie-eagle-birdie on the 10th, 11th and 12th and thereafter dropped three bogeys.

Karan Taunk's (70-73-67-69) 69 in the final round helped him finish runner-up with a five-under-279 total.

Chandigarh-based American national Rahul Bakshi was three strokes behind in third place.

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