City golfer Akshay Sharma, who won the season opener of the PGTI Feeder Tour in Jaipur, his maiden title at the event, a couple of days ago, will be looking forward to building on the impressive win when the the second round of the tour gets underway at the Madhuban Meadows Golf Course in Karnal from June 24.
The tournament carries a prize purse of `6 lakh.
The tournament will have a field of 90 players and will be played over three rounds of 18 holes each with the cut being applied after 36 holes.
The field at Karnal will also feature top Indian professionals such as Gurgaon’s Arshdeep Tiwana and Delhi’s Kapil Kumar.
The local challenge will be lead by Karnal’s Maniram Sharma and Manav Chandna.
The winner of the 2014 PGTI Feeder Tour Order of Merit will get an exemption to play on the PGTI in 2015.
Akshay clinched his maiden title in Jaipur when the 23-yearold sank an eagle to beat Rahul Bajaj of Noida on the second playoff hole.
Akshay’s (70-69-67) and Rahul Bajaj (67-73-66) went into the playoff having ended the regulation 54 holes with the joint best tournament totals of fourunder-206.
The two players made pars on the first playoff hole, before Sharma finally sealed the title with a 20-feet eagle conversion on the second playoff hole.