Indian Open 2017

Round 4 - SSP Chawrasia defends title

March 13, 2017

Local favourite SSP Chawrasia made history after retaining his title at the Hero Indian Open with a remarkable seven-stroke win in New Delhi on Sunday.

Chawrasia, 38, became the first Indian to successfully defend a European Tour title and the first player to win their first four events in their home country.

The five-time Asian Tour winner started the day with a joint lead at the DLF Golf and Country Club and ended at four-under when the third round of the weather-hit tournament was completed Sunday morning.

He did not look back in round four, carding a one-under 71 to finish with a 10-under 278 for the tournament and push Gavin Green of Malaysia into second place with 285.

Chawrasia had finished runner-up four times at the tournament before finally triumphing last season.

"I'm winning back-to-back so I'm really very happy," said Chawrasia.

"This is a very tough course so I was just trying to play straight and in the right places. I played very consistently this week."

Chawrasia had to return to complete seven holes of his third round on Sunday morning after a storm hit play on the first two days.

Green never truly threatened Chawrasia's dominance, making two birdies and five bogeys to finish the fourth round with 75 and seal his first European Tour top-10 finish.

Scotsman Scott Jamieson signed for a 72 to finish eight shots behind the leader alongside Italy's Matteo Manassero (73).

Spaniard Carlos Pigem carded a disappointing 78 to finish alongside countryman Rafa Cabrera Bello and 2015 champion Anirban Lahiri of India.

The event, sanctioned by the Asian Tour and European Tour for the third straight year, carries an enhanced prize purse of $1.75 million.

Round 3 - Trio lead heading in to final round

March 12, 2017

Defending champion S.S.P. Chawrasia, Eddie Pepperell and Carlos Pigem shared the lead at 6 under in the Indian Open but will have to return on Sunday to finish their third rounds.

Five-time Asian Tour winner Chawrasia and England's Pepperell had completed 11 holes when play was suspended Saturday due to darkness. More than four hours of play had already been lost due to threat of lightning on the first two days.

Spaniard Pigem can take an early lead when he resumes on the No. 12 green.

Gavin Green of Malaysia was a shot behind at 5 under after completing 17 holes in his third round.

Round 2 - Weather cuts play short again

March 11, 2017

Defending champion S.S.P. Chawrasia shot a 5-under 67 Friday in the second round of the Indian Open to take a one-stroke lead at the rain-affected event.

Chawrasia, a five-time Asian Tour winner, is at 5-under 139 total, one shot ahead of David Horsey (74).

''First day I was level par as I was a little bit scared at this new tricky course,'' Chawrasia said. ''I won't change anything. I'll keep the same strategy. Hit it straight and putt well.''

Play was stopped for the second straight day because of the threat of lightning.

Round 1 - Matteo Manassero tops first round leaderboard

March 10, 2017

Despite a double-bogey on the first hole, Matteo Manassero ended up in the lead after a 4-under 68 Thursday in the first round of the Indian Open.

The four-time European Tour winner from Italy finished his round with seven birdies.

David Horsey was at 5 under after 15 holes, one of the dozens of players who were forced off the course because of lightning. They will complete their first rounds on Friday.

''It's very easy to lose shots on this course,'' Manassero said. ''I have been three weeks at home and to come back to a tough course like this, it's never easy. So the fact that I found a lot of birdies, it's very, very positive and I'll try to keep it that way.''

Eddie Pepperell (69) made up for his three bogeys with three birdies on front nine and three more on the back. Sam Walker, Steven Tiley, Danny Chia, Angelo Que and Paul Peterson all shot 70.

Scores

1 IND Shiv Chawrasia -10 - 72 67 68 71 278
2 MAS Gavin Green -3 - 72 73 65 75 285
T3 ITA Matteo Manassero -2 - 68 73 72 73 286
T3 SCO Scott Jamieson -2 - - 74 70 72 216
T5 IND Anirban Lahiri -1 - 76 73 67 71 287
T5 ESP Carlos Pigem -1 - 69 73 67 78 287
T5 ESP Rafael Cabrera Bello -1 - 73 73 70 71 287
T8 ENG David Horsey Par - 66 74 76 72 288
T8 RSA George Coetzee Par - 73 74 69 72 288
T8 NIR Michael Hoey Par - - 71 71 75 217
T11 ITA Edoardo Molinari 1 - - 72 73 69 214
T11 ESP Pep Angles 1 - 73 70 77 69 289
T13 THA Danthai Boonma 2 - 75 72 72 71 290
T13 SWE Jens Fahrbring 2 - 73 74 69 74 290
T13 ENG Nathan Kimsey 2 - 72 77 73 68 290
T13 THA Prom Meesawat 2 - 72 74 70 74 290
T17 GER Alexander Knappe 3 - 75 74 72 70 291
T17 ENG Jordan Smith 3 - - 73 72 71 216
T17 DNK Lasse Jensen 3 - - 77 73 71 221
T17 USA Peter Uihlein 3 - 72 75 68 76 291
21 BRA Adilson Da Silva 4 - 73 77 75 67 292
T22 IND Chiragh Kumar 5 - - 75 71 74 220
T22 ENG Chris Hanson 5 - - 72 69 76 217
T22 ENG Eddie Pepperell 5 - 69 70 78 76 293
T22 THA Kiradech Aphibarnrat 5 - 73 73 74 73 293
T22 THA Poom Saksansin 5 - 76 74 72 71 293
T22 ENG Steven Tiley 5 - 70 74 74 75 293
T22 AUS Wade Ormsby 5 - 73 76 73 71 293
T29 PHL Angelo Que 6 - 70 74 74 76 294
T29 MAL Danny Chia 6 - 70 69 81 74 294
T29 RSA Dylan Frittelli 6 - - 72 80 70 222
T29 GER Marcel Siem 6 - - 76 71 77 224
T29 SCO Stephen Gallacher 6 - 70 73 78 73 294
T34 FRA Gregory Havret 7 - - 74 72 79 225
T34 MAS Jazz Janewattananond 7 - 71 79 74 71 295
T34 FRA Romain Langasque 7 - 69 75 80 71 295
T34 ZIM Scott Vincent 7 - - 74 72 75 221
T34 IND Seenappa Chikkarangappa 7 - - 76 75 72 223
39 PHL Antonio Lascuna 8 - 75 75 73 73 296
T40 USA Daniel Im 9 - - 72 79 72 223
T40 IND Shubhankar Sharma 9 - 72 76 71 78 297
T40 AUS Terry Pilkadaris 9 - 71 72 80 74 297
T43 ENG Daniel Brooks 10 - 73 71 75 79 298
T43 IND Gaganjeet Bhullar 10 - 74 74 76 74 298
T43 THA Prayad Marksaeng 10 - 73 74 78 73 298
T43 ENG Sam Walker 10 - 70 75 77 76 298
T43 IND Shamim Khan 10 - 74 74 73 77 298
T43 TPE Shih-Chang Chan 10 - 74 75 72 77 298
T49 ENG Matthew Nixon 11 - 74 74 72 79 299
T49 ARG Ricardo Gonzalez 11 - 72 78 74 75 299
T51 PHI Miguel Tabuena 12 - - 72 83 72 227
T51 MAL Nicholas Fung 12 - 73 75 73 79 300
T51 FRA Romain Wattel 12 - 79 71 74 76 300
T51 FRA Sebastien Gros 12 - - 75 74 77 226
T55 IND Ajeetesh Sandhu 13 - - 77 77 74 228
T55 ENG Anthony Wall 13 - - 78 78 75 231
T55 IND Arjun Atwal 13 - 74 76 72 79 301
T55 USA Paul Peterson 13 - 70 72 81 78 301
T55 RSA Shaun Norris 13 - 76 74 77 74 301
T60 IND Deepinder Kullar 14 - - 74 76 76 226
T60 IND Digvijay Singh 14 - 77 70 75 80 302
T60 BEL Nicolas Colsaerts 14 - 74 76 78 74 302
T60 THA Thanyakon Khrongpha 14 - - 71 78 76 225
64 IND Jyoti Randhawa 15 - - 70 79 79 228
65 FRA Lionel Weber 16 - 75 72 85 72 304
CUT ITA Nino Bertasio 18 - 67 80 76 83 306
CUT IND Rashid Khan 20 - 73 76 78 81 308
CUT IND Rigel Fernandes 21 - 72 76 84 77 309
CUT IND Abhijit Chadha 22 - 76 73 79 82 310
CUT FRA Damien Perrier 7 - 72 79 - - 151
CUT SCO Duncan Stewart 7 - 76 75 - - 151
CUT ESP Nacho Elvira 7 - - 80 - - 80
CUT RSA Jbe Kruger 7 - 74 77 - - 151
CUT ESP Jorge Campillo 7 - 71 80 - - 151
CUT IND Khalin Joshi 7 - - 78 - - 78
CUT ENG Robert Rock 7 - 74 77 - - 151
CUT IND Shiv Kapur 7 - 73 78 - - 151
CUT KOR Soo-Min Lee 7 - - 78 - - 78
CUT IND Ashok Kumar 8 - 76 76 - - 152
CUT CAN Austin Connelly 8 - - 77 - - 77
CUT CHI Felipe Aguilar 8 - 70 82 - - 152
CUT IND Gaurav Pratap Singh 8 - 73 79 - - 152
CUT GER Maximilian Kieffer 8 - 76 76 - - 152
CUT IND Mukesh Kumar 8 - 76 76 - - 152
CUT CHN Wenchong Liang 8 - 74 78 - - 152
CUT USA Johannes Veerman 9 - - 74 - - 74
CUT SIN Mardan Mamat 9 - - 76 - - 76
CUT IND Rayhan Thomas 9 - 78 75 - - 153
CUT ITA Renato Paratore 9 - 74 79 - - 153
CUT IND Sujjan Singh 9 - 82 71 - - 153
CUT AUS Todd Sinnott 9 - 74 79 - - 153
CUT USA Casey O'Toole 10 - 76 78 - - 154
CUT IND Kapil Kumar 10 - 77 77 - - 154
CUT SRI Nadaraja Thangaraja 10 - - 77 - - 77
CUT SCO Richie Ramsay 10 - 77 77 - - 154
CUT THA Sutijet Kooratanapisan 10 - - 80 - - 80
CUT IND Yaahas Chandra 10 - 78 76 - - 154
CUT SRI Anura Rohana 11 - 78 77 - - 155
CUT USA Chase Koepka 11 - 83 72 - - 155
CUT FRA Joel Stalter 11 - 73 82 - - 155
CUT AUS Marcus Fraser 11 - 82 73 - - 155
CUT FRA Matthieu Pavon 11 - 76 79 - - 155
CUT BAN Mohammad Siddikur Rahman 11 - 75 80 - - 155
CUT IRL Paul Dunne 11 - 72 83 - - 155
CUT AUS Scott Hend 11 - 73 82 - - 155
CUT AUS Brett Rumford 12 - 74 82 - - 156
CUT SWE Daniel Chopra 12 - - 76 - - 76
CUT POR Jose-Filipe Lima 12 - 70 86 - - 156
CUT THA Panuphol Pittayarat 12 - 76 80 - - 156
CUT IND Rahil Gangjee 12 - 72 84 - - 156
CUT IND Aman Raj 13 - 77 80 - - 157
CUT IND Feroz Ali Mollah 13 - 73 84 - - 157
CUT IND Amardip Sinh Malik 14 - 78 80 - - 158
CUT ENG John Parry 14 - 79 79 - - 158
CUT IND Shankar Das 14 - 84 74 - - 158
CUT IND Harendra P Gupta 15 - 75 84 - - 159
CUT IND M Dharma 15 - 78 81 - - 159
CUT IND Yuvraj Sandhu 16 - - 81 - - 81
CUT THA Natipong Srithong 18 - - 83 - - 83
CUT IND Vikrant Chopra 18 - 78 84 - - 162
CUT JPN Masahiro Kawamura 19 - 81 82 - - 163
CUT IND Om Prakash Chouhan 19 - - 82 - - 82
CUT THA Pavit Tangkamolprasert 19 - 79 84 - - 163
CUT THA Phachara Khongwatmai 19 - 83 80 - - 163
CUT IND Karandeep Kochhar 23 - 84 83 - - 167
CUT IND Chinnaswamy Muniyappa 25 - 83 86 - - 169
CUT IND Jeev Milkha Singh 25 - 85 84 - - 169
CUT USA Sam Chien 25 - - 88 - - 88
CUT IND Udayan Mane 26 - - 85 - - 85
CUT TPE Wei-Chih Lu 31 - 85 90 - - 175
DSQ IND Honey Baisoya 18 - - 12 - - 12
DSQ AUS Jason Scrivener 8 - - 7 - - 7
DSQ THA Piya Swangarunporn 11 - 78 5 - - 83
DSQ SCO Scott Henry 9 - - 3 - - 3
DSQ THA Thitiphun Chuayprakong 17 - 80 9 - - 89
RET THA Chapchai Nirat 7 - 79 - - - 79
RET CHN Chien Yao Hung 7 - 79 - - - 79
RET ESP Eduardo De La Riva 11 - - 9 - - 9
RET ENG Marcus Armitage 11 - 83 - - - 83
RET IND Ranjit Singh 11 - 11 - - - 11
RET POR Ricardo Melo Gouveia 7 - 79 - - - 79
RET CAN Richard Lee 18 - 75 15 - - 90
RET IND Sanjay Kumar 9 - - 4 - - 4
RET THA Thaworn Wiratchant 17 - 89 - - - 89