India’s Udayan Mane Clinches the Winning Title of bti Open 2017


Udayan Mane from India’ Bengaluru swept the victory in the bti Open 2017 on Thursday with a four-shot win at the elite KGC in Dhaka.  Mane secured the win with a comfortable two under 70 in the final round and completed the tournament with a total of 12-under-276 in the four day golf tournament sponsored by bti and co-sanctioned by PGTI and BPGA.

India’s trio Aman Raj (69), Harendra Gupta (70)and Khalim Joshi (71) shared second place at eight- under -280. Md Nazim was the only non Indian golfer who secured a place in the top ten players of the event coming in ninth position with a four- under -par (284). Also, Bangladesh’s Mohammad Rasel was the only amateur to make the cut and won the trophy for the best performance by an amateur.

The star of the tournament, Udayan Mane dominated the event as he remained the leader in round 2 and  3 and continued his strategic performance in the final round.  He is the first Indian to win bti Open  while Siddikur Rahman from Bangladesh won the first edition.

The Bangaluru hailed Mane, after sealing the winner’s check at the Rs 40 lakh event, rose from 26th to 3rd place in the 2017 PGTI Order of Merit. Previously, Mane won two titles in 2015 during rookie season and consolidated with birdies on 13th and 14th. The bogey on 17th helped him win his third title comfortably concluding his 16 month victory drought.

Mr. Mane expressed his delight on clinching the third title.” “It’s great to be back in the winning zone after missing out on a title last season.”

Mane was awarded with the trophy by Major General Abdullahil Baquee, Vice President of KGC. Also present at the event were  Asif Abrahim, President of BPGA, Arshi Haider, Chairman, bti, Uttam Singh Mundy, CEO of PGTI and Brigadier Quamrul Islam, Secretary General of BPGA.