The Louis Philippe Cup 2018: Proud to host the ADT and PGTI Event!

The inaugural Louis Philippe Cup 2018 played out on a pristine Golfshire course, and was a thrilling success, judging by player reactions and the enthusiastic crowds. A USD 75000 Asian Development Tour and Professional Golf Tour of India co-sanctioned event, superb cards on the last two days after a quiet start saw Rahil Gangjee win by 3 strokes.

Rahil Gangjee with the TrophyThe final day was perfectly set up, with just 6 strokes separating the top 10 Golfers. As it turned out, consistency was rewarded handsomely: Gangjee was the only Golfer with sub-par rounds on all four days. Starting with rounds of 1-under each on Day 1 and 2, he returned a card of 2-under and capped off the tournament with a course record-equalling round of 7-under on Days 3 and 4.

It was exciting to watch Gangjee take command: who can forget his memorable win at the 2004 Volkswagen Masters in China, when he beat a star-studded field that included Nick Faldo, Ian Woosnam and Phillip Price? He notched up his 3rd win on the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) circuit, and this was his 2nd Asian Tour title of 2018, having already won the Panasonic Open in Japan.

Rashid Khan and Udayan Mane led at the start of the final day’s play, but ran into trouble on the back nine, carding 3 bogeys each on their way back to the clubhouse. Om Prakash Chouhan had 3 steady rounds, but a 4-Over on Day 3 meant that he had to settle for a joint second with Rashid. Marcus Both, one of the pre-tournament favourites, and Miguel Carballo, who along with Udayan set the course record on Day 1, struggled with consistency. Marcus was finally joint fourth with Udayan.

Aadil Bedi, the only amateur to make the cut, had a great tournament and came in joint 14th at 2-under. Bedi and Harimohan Singh are in the Asian Games squad, and the tournament proved to be ideal in preparing. Both had praise for the Prestige Golfshire course, considering it world-class in its layout, fairways and greens.

In other highlights, local lad Khalin Joshi had a great tournament too, ending up 5th with a 6-under. Tommy Mansuwan of Thailand scored a Hole-In-One on the second hole on Day 2.

The Golfers had to contend with challenging weather conditions – persistent wind and drizzles meant that there were only 19 sub-par scores through the tournament. Fifty one players had made the cut on Day 2, with the mark at 2-over.

Here are a few videos of action from the tournament:

Recap of Day 3 of Louis Philippe Cup

If you missed being on course yesterday, here is recap of Day 3 of #LouisPhilippeCup. Day 4 is already underway and we will have results here soon after the game is finished, Troon Troon International Asian Development Tour – ADT Professional Golf Tour of India Golf Digest India

Posted by Prestige Golfshire Club on Thursday, August 2, 2018

Meet our joint leader at 7 under par after Round 1 of #LouisPhilippeCup Miguel Carballo. Troon International Troon

Posted by Prestige Golfshire Club on Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Louis Philippe Cup – Day 1

Want to relive Day 1 of #LouisPhilippeCup? Here is a two and half minute capsule of Day 1 action.

Posted by Prestige Golfshire Club on Tuesday, July 31, 2018

 

It was a pleasure to host the tournament, and we look forward to bringing more such excitement to the course and the Club!