Kolkata: 17-year-old Karandeep Kochhar on Friday stunned the heavyweights to become the youngest golfer and first Indian amateur to win on the PGTI.
The Chandigarh lad shot an incredible eight-under-62 on the final day, the best round of the tournament to upset some of the top professionals in the country en route his three-shot triumph at the PGTI Players Championship presented by Tollygunge Club.
At 17 years and five months, Karandeep became the youngest player to win on the PGTI, bettering Shubhankar Sharma's feat in Kochi two years ago when he had won at the age of 17 years and eight months.
The six-foot tall class 12th student had shot 66 and 68 in the previous two rounds for a 14-under 196.
Bangladesh's Mohammad Zamal Hossain Mollah is the only other player to have won on the PGTI as an amateur. He achieved the feat at the City Bank - Dhaka Bank Bangladesh Open 2009 played at the Kurmitola Golf Club in Dhaka.
Om Prakash Chouhan of Mhow, Madhya Pradesh, claimed the runner-up spot at 11-under-199 after his final round of six-under-64. Chouhan, however, took home the cheque of Rs. 4,50,000 for the best performance by a professional.