Gangjee form augurs well for Delhi Darts

The owners of the Delhi Darts franchise in the inaugural Golf Premier League perhaps spent their weekend glued to live updates from Hua Hin, Thailand. The reason for their interest in the Asian Tour Q-school Final Stage could have been the fact that one of their players, Rahil Gangjee, was on a superb run on the last day, a fact that augurs well for their side which also includes Australian Scott Barr, Swede Johan Edfors and Chandigarh's Ajeetesh Sandhu.

Having lost his card after playing on the PGA Tour's second-rung Tour for almost two years, Gangjee was staring at a situation where he wouldn't have had complete playing privileges on any international tour. But he put up a stellar performance on the back nine of the Springfield Course and birdied four of the last five holes to finish tied 21st, becoming the lone Indian to earn a card on the Asian Tour through the Q-school.

Gangjee will hope to carry this form into the three-day Golf Premier League, which begins on February 8 at the Aamby Valley golf course. He is ecstatic about playing in a team event. "It is a totally new concept in golf and to have such an event on the lines of the IPL is a great thing. I am looking forward to the event, and I am quite excited to play for our team Delhi Darts because I will get to spend time with the flamboyant and long-hitting Johan Edfors and Scott Barr. Ajeetesh Sandhu is also hugely talented and he won his maiden pro title some months back and I am sure we will combine to form a competitive team," said Gangjee.

Gangjee also has another advantage in his favour at the eight-teams event as he will have his coach on the professional circuit by his side. "Ajai Gupta is the coach of the Delhi team and that should help me even more as he is also my coach, so I expect to benefit a lot," he said.

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