Arjun Singh and Shamim Khan to play in final
Arjun came right back into the game with wins on the 10th and 15th. Arjun then went on to win the 17th to book a place in the final.Updated: Mar 14, 2008 21:02 IST
Arjun Singh and Shamim Khan will cross swords in the final of SRF All India Professional Golf Matchplay Championship at the Delhi Golf Club here on Saturday.
Arjun Singh emerged victorious in the semifinal against Lam Chih Bing with a score of 2 and 1 while Shamim Khan defeated Ali Sher on the second playoff hole in the other semifinal.
Arjun first went ahead by winning the fifth hole. Lam Chih soon bounced back to take the lead when he won the seventh and ninth holes.
Arjun came right back into the game with wins on the 10th and 15th. Arjun then went on to win the 17th to book a place in the final.
"I had a terrific round today as I was seven under after 17 holes. I made eight birdies and one bogey and picked up the pace on the back nine. Lam Chih also played really well and gave me a tough fight," said Arjun.
Shamim won the nail-biting encounters by a sinking a ten feet putt on the second playoff hole (20th hole).
It was all square after 18 holes as Shamim had won the first, sixth and seventh holes while Ali Sher bagged the fifth, eighth and 10th.
The two players birdied the first playoff hole. Shamim then came through by sinking another birdie on the 20th as Ali Sher made par.
Shamim Khan, the 2006 SRF All India Matchplay champion, said, "I started well but then struggled with some left to right putts on the back nine. I did well with the irons today and made four birdies," he said.
Both Arjun and Shamim are yet to win a title on the PGTI so far.