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Chowrasia, Ormsby, Siddikur among top contenders

Chowrasia, Ormsby, Siddikur among top contenders
Speaking on the eve of the Panasonic Open, he said, ‘I have been playing well and am hitting the ball confidently. It is just a question of things coming together and it could happen anytime.’

Chowrasia has had a total of seven top-10 finishes this year on three different Tours the Asian, the European and the Asian Development Tours. Giving Chowrasia a run for his money will be Siddikur Rahman of Bangladesh, who returns to competitive golf at the Panasonic Open after being side-lined by an injury which hospitalised him for 15 days, besides the defending champion, Wade Ormsby, whohas had a good season in Europe but came back to defend his first title.

Others in the fray will include S Chikkarangappa, winner of the Take Solutions ADT event last week, Chiragh Kumar, a former Indian Open runner-up at this course, Mardan Mamat, winner of the Indian Open at DGC exactly 10 years ago, and Rahil Gangjee.

Smiling as usual, Chowrasia was a picture of confidence as he recalled some fond memories of the Delhi Golf Club, where he won his first joint-sanctioned event six years ago in 2008. Over the years he has had some terrific results at the famous tree-lined and challenging course. His last three appearances at the DGC have seen him finish in top-five. He was tied fifth at 2013 Panasonic Open and then tied second at 2013 Hero Indian and then tied fourth at SAIL-SBI Open this year.
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