Golf: Udayan completes wire to wire victory

Jamshedpur, Dec 6 : Udayan Mane completed a wire to wire victory when he signed off with a final round of 3-under 68 and wear the crown at the Tata Steel Jharkhand Amateur that concluded here on Friday.

The stocky lad from Bangalore finished with a tournament total of 21-under par 263.

Local lad Karan Taunk who in a quest to catch up with the leader and went on the offensive, only to return a card of 1-over 72 to take the bridesmaid position at 13-under 271. Udayan's city mate Trishul Chinnappa shot a level par 71 to move up to the third place at 279, pushing Simarjeet Singh and Aman Raj to the fourth place with the duo finishing with an identical total of 281. Tapendra Ghai was sixth at 282.

Udayan Mane, armed with a four-shot lead turned in 2-under for the front nine after making four birdies. On the back nine, it was a similar story with Udayan making four birdies against three bogeys.

Farzan Heerjee, Chief Corporate Relations, Tata Steel gave away the prizes. The Tata Steel Jharkhand Amateur marked the penultimate event of the Tata Steel IGU Amateur Tour with the final event - the Tata Steel 113th Amateur Championship of India set to tee off in Mumbai on December 9, 2013.

Top scores after 72 holes

263 Udayan Mane (61, 67, 67, 68); 271 Karan Taunk (66, 65, 68, 72); 279 Trishul Chinnappa (71, 67, 70, 71); 281 Simarjeet Singh (65, 70, 69, 77), Aman Raj (70, 73, 69, 69); 282 Tapendra Ghai (70, 69, 74, 69); 283 Jaibir Singh (66, 70, 73, 74), HS Kang (70, 68, 74, 71), Vikram Rana (75, 69, 70, 69); 287 Lokesh Lakshman (71, 72, 67, 77); 288 Roshan Raj (70, 71, 70, 77), Ainesh Ahluwalia (69, 74, 71, 74)

--IBNS (Posted on 06-12-2013)

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