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Vijay Kumar climbs to fifth place
April 14, 2003 23:21 IST
Vijay Kumar moved to the fifth position on the Hero Honda Golf Tour's 2002-03 season Money List after winning Rs 175,000 for his top-place finish in the SRF all-India matchplay golf championship last week.
With Hero Golf Chandigarh Open scheduled as the last event of the season starting from April 17, Vijay, who was placed sixth prior to the only matchplay championship on the Indian Golf Tour, now tallies Rs 835,590 in 12 outings, out of which he won three.
The other impressive leap on the Money List has been made by Kolkata youngster Rahil Gangjee, who went up four places to eleventh following his runner-up finish in the SRF Matchplay.
Rahil earned Rs 100,000 for his effort, thereby boosting his season's earnings to Rs 477,870 with seven top-ten efforts in 21 starts.
The top-four positions on the Money List however remained unchanged with Mhow's Mukesh Kumar continuing to lead the field by a margin of Rs 921,085.
Mukesh, the recipient of the "Champion Golfer of the Year" award for the past three seasons, has 10 titles in 21 outings with 18 top-ten finishes. His prize money tally currently stands at Rs 2,177,402. Meerut's Digijay Singh is second at Rs 1,256,317 while the third and fourth positions continue to be occupied by Kolkata's Feroz Ali at Rs 905,105 and Delhi's Ashok Kumar at Rs 857,137.
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