Day 2 Chiragh Kumar of India shot the day's joint best score of seven-under-64 to share the three-way lead along with Mithun Perera of Sri Lanka and Nepal's Shivaram Who is leading Shivarsm is the no one player of Nepal Self made Self coached too in Golf.
Best shot day one- By C Muniyappa hole 12- second shot –from behind trees on the right on 11 fairway with no bigger than three feet gap He hit through hitting the fringe for the ball to roll by the pin for birdie. Dangers Second Too hard O/B ,Too soft water--Who can teach ?If so what ?How Tell me pls like to learn.
Second best shot for the day C Muniyappa Second shot – from under the tree on the left side with no room to raise the ball. He hit a three wood low shot to hit the fringe for the ball to roll to the green.Yet his final score was not impressive.
Mithun takes a convincing lead -day one- his legendary father Nandasena once a champ trail behind , way behind despite being not well
Mithun Perera at eight-under-63 at the Royal Colombo Golf Club leading the Standard Chartered Open 2014, an event sanctioned by the PGTI. Shivaram Shrestha (Nepal) and Indian Karan Vasudeva joint second with 65 .
Defending champion Mithun Perera birdied 6 holes in first-nine. An eagle on the second nine
1 Mithun Perera0-8
T2 Karan Vasudeva0- -6 T 2Karan Vasudeva0-6
T4 N Thangaraja0-5 T4 K Prabagaran0-5
T4 B G Lalith0-5
T 7Naman Dawar0-4 T7Chiragh Kumar0-4 T7Rahul Bajaj0-4 T7Anura Rohana0-4
with ideal condition of ball rolling on the dry course--Mithun said, “The playing conditions are good. I’m very pleased with this effort as it sets me up for the remainder of the tournament. I’m very confident of doing well here and look forward to the next three rounds.
Shivaram Shrestha enjoyed with a bogey-free round ,carded six-under-for 65 to be two shots behind the leader. Sharing no 2 with Vasudeva
Shrestha said, “I enjoyed my hitting today and thankfully my putter was also hot. I converted some long putts to gain birdies on the back-nine. It was hot today but the playing conditions were great.”
Karan Vasudeva also had an outstanding start of the tournament and was the highest-placed Indian at joint second. Vasudeva had an eagle, six birdies and two bogeys in his round of six-under-65.
Standard Chartered Open 2014Dates 6 - 9 Feb, 2014
Venue Royal Colombo Golf Club, Sri Lanka
Prize Money US$ 50,000
Format Stroke Play
Entry List For the Standard Chrted Bank Pgit event in Colombo
1 RASHID KHAN2 SHAMIM KHAN3 CHIRAGH KUMAR4 ASHOK KUMAR5 MITHUN PERERA6 MUKESH KUMAR7 HARENDRA GUPTA8 M DHARMA9 N THANGARAJA10 SHIVARAM SHRESTHA11 MANAV JAINI12 VINOD KUMAR13 ANURA ROHANA14 B G LALITH KUMARA15 ANDY SALEM ANDREWS16 RAMAIYA PATHMANATHAN17 NANDASENA PERERA18 K A CHANDRADASA19 JEHAN DE SARAM20 ZEN DHARMARATNE21 CHITRAJIT KALRA22 S MUTHU23 JESSY DEXTER PERERA24 MEHUL S RASTOGI25 SULEMAN ALI26 K PRABAGARAN27 SANJAY KUMAR28 RANJIT SINGH29 ASHBEER SAINI30 VIJAY KUMAR31 KAPIL KUMAR32 GAURAV GHEI33 RAHUL BAJAJ34 MD SHAKHAWAT HOSSAIN SOHEL35 SANDEEP SYAL36 GAURAV PRATAP SINGH37 RANDHIR SINGH GHOTRA38 NAMAN DAWAR39 DEEPINDER SINGH KULLAR40 DIVYANSHU BAJAJ41 ABHISHEK KUHAR42 RAJU ALI MOLLAH43 R MURTHY44 RAFICK ALI MOLLAH45 WASIM KHAN46 SIDDHARTH SEMWAL47 VISHAL SINGH48 C MUNIYAPPA49 MD SAYUM50 PRAVIN J PATHARE51 KARAN VASUDEVA52 ARJUN SINGH53 PRANAV KAUL54 SAURABH BHADURI55 RUDRESH SHARMA56 KANISHK MADAN57 K RAGHAV BHANDARI58 KPS SEKHON59 MOINUDDIN MALAK60 AJAY BAISOYA61 TORAN BIKRAM SHAHI62 ADITYA RAJ KUMAR CHAUHAN63 DIPANKAR KAUSHAL64 SUMEDH SACHIN GANGAL65 ADITYA SINGH CHAUHAN66 VISHWA VIJOYENDRA NARAYAN67 ADITYA BHANDARKAR68 KUNAAL BHATIA69 SHUBHAM JINDAL70 GURKI SHERGILL71 AMAN PREET SINGH72 H M VIJITHA BANDARA73 RAGHAV WAHI74 SELVARAJ P75 MANDEO SINGH PATHANIA76 HONEY BAISOYA77 RAMESH KUMAR78 ARJUN SINGH (D)79 SHYAM VIJAY80 M ARUMUGAM (A)81 N RANGA (A)82 PRASHAN PEIRIS (A)83 ISHIRA FERNANDO (A)84 SAFFAR SIKKANDER (A)85 KUSHAL JOHNPILLAI (A)
India’s professional golfer Chinnaswamy Muniyappa has never been to a school, having lived all his life in the woods and among the greens.
His is a typical rags-to-riches tale. A tale that has found its way into the English textbooks. The story, titled ‘From a Caddie to a Champion’, revolves around his life at the KGA golf course.
The 34-year-old, who lived the early part of his life in a tiny village at Dharmapuri, was obviously thrilled. “I cannot read or write English as I have not gone to a school, but I am happy that at least the children are reading my story,” says a proud Muniyappa, showing the book to other golfers during the PGTI Players Championship in Coimbatore.
“I did not know that I had appeared in a book till a member of the golf club in Bangalore alerted me.
“I was curious to know the contents. Thankfully, my friends translated it for me,” he says.
Muniyappa began his journey as a ball boy at the KGA course. “I lived in a small hut just outside the course. We lived in penury. I had very little food to eat and did not have too many clothes to wear. My only joy was while playing at the golf course as my parents did some small chores there. It was then that I developed an interest for the sport.
“When I was seven, I performed the role of a ball boy, earning one rupee a day. I did that for five years before I turned a caddie. I got seven rupees for a round. It helped our cause at home,” Muniyappa says with a smile.
During his leisure time, he used to convert the barks of the tree into clubs and whack the ball along with his friends. “Seeing this, a golfer presented me with two clubs. I grew in confidence and soon took part in tournaments for caddies. I even started winning a few of them. In 1996, KGA gave me a ‘club spot’ for a professional tournament, but I could not impress,” says Muniyappa.
He carried on courageously, however. The following year, Muniyappa qualified and turned a pro at the Guindy Golf Club in Chennai. He participated in all pro and Asian tournaments, before becoming a hero at the Hero Honda India Open in 2009.
“I got Rs. 93 lakh for my effort. My parents were elated. I kept it safe in the bank. My ignorance turned out to be the taxman’s gain as I lost a huge sum on taxes,” says Muniyappa.
“Frankly, it does not matter. I am proud of my achievements. I have a long way to go.
“There are lots of talented golfers like me but quite a few of them have left the sport for want of support. I consider myself lucky because I found the right people at the right time,” he says.
Muniyappa, who is blessed with three children, has a major dream. “I want to win a title on the US PGA tour,” he signs off.
Standard Charted Bank PGTI tour Colombo 6-2-2014 leader board day two
day one scores
ScoreRound Score SelectRound 1PosNameR1Score
1 MITHUN PERERA*63-8
2 SHIVARAM SHRESTHA65-62 KARAN VASUDEVA*65-64 B G LALITH KUMARA66-54 K PRABAGARAN66-54 N THANGARAJA*66-57 RAHUL BAJAJ67-47 ANURA ROHANA67-47 NAMAN DAWAR*67-47 CHIRAGH KUMAR*67-411 MD SHAKHAWAT HOSSAIN SOHEL68-311 ADITYA SINGH CHAUHAN*68-311 SANJAY KUMAR*68-314 ZEN DHARMARATNE69-214 TORAN BIKRAM SHAHI69-214 R MURTHY69-214 C MUNIYAPPA69-214 MANAV JAINI69-214 DEEPINDER SINGH KULLAR*69-214 MOINUDDIN MALAK*69-221 MUKESH KUMAR70-121 ASHBEER SAINI70-121 MANDEO SINGH PATHANIA*70-121 SHAMIM KHAN*70-121 VIJITHA BANDARA*70-121 RAFICK ALI MOLLAH*70-127 RUDRESH SHARMA71027 VIJAY KUMAR*71027 VISHAL SINGH*71027 HARENDRA GUPTA*71027 RASHID KHAN*71032 VINOD KUMAR72132 ADITYA BHANDARKAR*72132 DIPANKAR KAUSHAL*72132 WASIM KHAN*72132 RAGHAV WAHI*72137 KUSHAL JOHNPILLAI73237 M DHARMA73237 AJAY BAISOYA73237 RANJIT SINGH73237 GAURAV PRATAP SINGH73237 RANDHIR SINGH GHOTRA73237 GAURAV GHEI*73237 KANISHK MADAN*73237 DIVYANSHU BAJAJ*73237 KAPIL KUMAR*73237 RAJU ALI MOLLAH*73248 ARJUN SINGH74348 NANDASENA PERERA74348 ADITYA RAJ KUMAR CHAUHAN74348 HONEY BAISOYA74348 CHITRAJIT KALRA74348 RAMESH KUMAR*74348 N RANGA*74348 PRAVIN J PATHARE*74348 SULEMAN ALI*74348 SELVARAJ P*74348 ANDY SALEM ANDREWS*74348 MD SAYUM*74360 GURKI SHERGILL75460 K A CHANDRADASA75460 SANDEEP SYAL75460 ASHOK KUMAR75464 K RAGHAV BHANDARI76564 PRANAV KAUL76564 KPS SEKHON76564 SIDDHARTH SEMWAL*76568 ABHISHEK KUHAR77668 KUNAAL BHATIA77670 MEHUL S RASTOGI78771 RAMAIYA PATHMANATHAN*79872 VISHWA VIJOYENDRA NARAYAN80972 S MUTHU*80972 DHANUSHA PERERA*80972 JESSY DEXTER PERERA*80972 GAST RAM*80977 AMAN PREET SINGH811077 SUMEDH SACHIN GANGAL*811079 SHYAM VIJAY831280 ZAFFAR SIKKANDER841380 SHUBHAM JINDAL*841382 PRASHAN PEIRIS8514
MUNIYAPPA the motivator of Indian Junior golfers and all. From a caddy to the riches of golf.Or from ball boy to a text book hero
Chinnaswamy Muniyappa (born 1 January 1977) Muniyappa turned professional in 1997. He has won once on the Asian Tour the Indian open 2009 winner
DAMARU GOLF TALK TO MUNIYAPPA.
What the secet of sccuess-
CM - hard work.
DG -what kind of hard work
CM Play round of golf daily
DG thats nothing unusul , whats the special thing ?
CM well he was stammering
DG ok tell me do you have coach
DM why not ?
CM i wen tonce found after my ball is going all over. I have been to Bucharmon too. He is good coach but iit did not help me.
realized by self it has to come from me and not out side
DG - well that s good answer why are yo not playing Asian Tour-
CM-I was out of the game for two years lost the card of Asian tour as Well as PGTI card. Last PGTI Q School i won . So i am here now played two under
DG Thank you Read DAMARU GOLF there will be something about you
CM SORRY SIR,I do not read English so i will not be able to read what you write about me.