Kahlon sees revival of fortunes this season

Even though it was not a top-ten finish, Chandigarh golfer Harmeet Kahlon sees the 11th place finish in the PGTI Players' Championship held at Mewat as a step in his preparations for the upcoming tournaments, that also include the prestigious Indian Open tournament. The 42-year-old professional golfer from Chandigarh returned with an impressive score of two-under par 286 in the PGTI Championship and sees the finish as encouraging.

"The conditions at Mewat were good and I am happy with the 11th place finish in the championship. I started badly in the tournament and paid the price for it. But in the second and third rounds, I returned with good scores which helped to secure the 11th place. It was also heartening to see Chandigarh's Ranjeet Singh finishing second in the tournament. He is an emerging talent and has been doing well on the circuit," said Kahlon, who also returned with a top-20 finish in the PGTI Championship held at Bengaluru last week.

The Chandigarh golfer willparticipate in the Crompton Greaves Open to be held in Mumbai next month before he takes off to take part in the Bilt Open.

The golfer will then take part in the prestigious $1.25 Million Indian Open to be held at Bengaluru from October 18. The tournament will see the participation of fellow Indian golfers like Gaganjeet Bhullar and Anirbhan Lahiri and Kahlon is upbeat about taking part in the championship.

"I will play in the Crompton Greaves Open and Bilt Open before taking part in the Indian Open. The two tournaments will help me to gain form ahead of the Indian Open, a tournament which will see golfers from all over the world. This is for the first time that the tournament will be held in South Indian and I reckon the conditions will be tough in Bengaluru," shares Kahlon.

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