Om Prakash Chouhan, prophet in homeland


52 holes in a row without a bogey weren’t enough for Lorenzo Scalise to win his first tournament on the Challenge Tour. In India the pro from Brianza finished in fourth place, hitting his third consecutive top 5 on the second European circuit. Vince Chouhan.

Om Prakash Chouhan, results

The Duncan Taylor Black Bull Challenge, played on the Karnataka Golf Association (par 72), in Bangalore had a prophet in its homeland. Success went to the Indian Om Prakash Chouhan (268 strokes, 70 67 66 65, -20). This 36-year-old thus obtained his first title on the circuit after a careless career on the Asian Tour (never winning but five times in the top 10). Om Prakash Chouhan patiently chased the Englishman Chesters and, after catching him, forced him to surrender with two birdies for the winning 65 (-7, seven birdies). He received a check for 44,337 euros out of a jackpot of around 278,000 euros ($300,000 the official figure).

Chesters and Spaniard Victor Pastor finished second in the standings behind the host. Then Scalise with 272 hits (68 68 65 71, -16). Then, fifth, the Swede Rikard Karlberg (-15). Sixth with 274 (-14) the Welsh Oliver Farr and the Scot Craig Howie.

Lorenzo Scalise, leader after three laps, made a 71 (-1) with three birdies and two bogeys. He climbed from tenth to sixth place in the Road To Mallorca.

Pavan (68 70 69 69, -12) signed a run of -3 with five birdies and two bogeys finishing eighth (-12).

They scored a 71 (-1) Gagli (68 70 68 71) with four birdies and three bogeys and Mazzoli (67 68 73 71) with four birdies, a bogey and a double bogey. The first finished eleventh (-11), the second 21st (-9).

Manassero (67 71 72 70) shot in 70 (-2) with five birdies and three bogeys which earned him a 27th place (-8).

Bangalore (also called Bengaluru) is the capital of the southern Indian state of Karnataka. Center of the country’s technology industry, it is also renowned for its parks and nightlife. Near Cubbon Park, the Vidhana Soudha, a grandiose neo-Dravidian style building, is the seat of parliament. Former royal residences include the 19th-century Bangalore Palace, inspired by England’s Windsor Castle, and Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace, a largely teakwood structure dating back to the 18th century.

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