Gurugram, March 31: Karnataka’s Chikkarangappa S and Rashid Khan finished as the best Indians at the Hero Indian Open 2019. Khan and Chikka had an identical tournament tally of four-under-284 and thus took a share of 10th place at the DLF Golf and Country Club on Sunday.
Scotsman Stephen Gallacher triumphed at the US$ 1.75 million event after he shot a final round of one-under-71 to finish with a nine-under-279 total.
Japan’s Masahiro Kawamura (73) was runner-up at eight-under-280.
Rashid Khan (72-70-72-70) carded a two-under-70 to gain 11 places from his overnight tied 21st. He made five birdies in exchange for three bogeys on Sunday.
As a result of his top-10 at Gurugram, Rashid also maintained his position at the top of the TATA Steel PGTI Order of Merit. His prize money earnings of INR 9,89,953 from the Indian Open took his season’s earnings to INR 18,95,103.
Chikkarangappa (74-70-66-74), who was the best-placed Indian in tied sixth after round three, carded a two-over-74 on the last day to slip four places. Chikka’s eventful round featured three birdies, a bogey and two double-bogeys.