Patna's Aman Raj Misses First Place by Three Shots in Bengaluru Open

Aman Raj receiving prize check in Bengaluru for being the runners-up in the tournament.

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Bengaluru: Playing in the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) Bengaluru Open golf Championships (2018) at the Karnataka Golf Association golf course on Sunday, Patna's professional Aman Raj took the second place after being bested by Sri Lankan Anura Rohana by a margin of three strokes.

Bengaluru: Playing in the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) Bengaluru Open golf Championships (2018) at the Karnataka Golf Association golf course on Sunday, Patna's professional Aman Raj took the second place after being bested by Sri Lankan Anura Rohana by a margin of three strokes.

Playing in the tournament sponsored by Brittania, GoAir, and Principal Partner Karnataka Tourism, Aman shot a brilliant 16-under (68-67-71-66) at 272 but his efforts, including a bogey-free 66 in the final round, came short against 45-year-old Rohana whose victory in Bengaluru was the second one along with a total of six wins in the professional circuit.

Pro golfer Aman Raj receiving his winning prize in Bengaluru.Pro golfer Aman Raj receiving his winning prize in Bengaluru.

Prize money for the event was Rs. 60 lakh.

While the winner walked away with a check of nearly Rs. 9,69,900, Aman's win amounted to a check for Rs. 6,69,900.

After this tournament, Aman remains in the third place in the PGTI Order of Merit.

Seventeen-year-old Aadil Bedi who recently turned pro, carded a brilliant 15-under of his own to occupy the sole place at third.

Aman is now headed to Jakarta in Indonesia where he will be playing in the Asian Tour between Dec. 13th and 16th.

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