Crans Montana: India’s S.S.P. Chowrasia is delighted that his performance at the Omega European Masters has brought back the much-needed confidence as he seeks to make his return to the winner’s circle on the Asian Tour.
The two-time Asian Tour winner signed off his Swiss campaign with an even-par 71 for a four-day total of three-under-par 280 at the Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club.
“I’m happy with my result this week. I’ve been struggling lately and this performance has come at the right time,” said Chowrasia, who missed the cuts in three of his five starts on the Asian Tour before this week’s Omega European Masters.
Chowrasia had to battle the testing weather conditions over the opening two rounds and he only managed to make it to the weekend rounds right on the cutline.
Chowrasia however, showed that he could still put up a stiff challenge when he returned for his final 36 holes.
“It was good. The way I’ve been playing just shows that I getting back into form which is important with big events coming up on the Asian Tour,” said Chowrasia.
Meanwhile compatriot Jyoti Randhawa matched his opening best score of 68 on the final day to finish alongside Chowrasia on 280.
The eight-time Asian Tour winner took pride in his week’s performance especially after a two-month lay-off from golf
“I’m very pleased with how I’ve played as I’ve not play much golf over the last two months and coming here, finishing three-under for the week, I take that anytime,” said Randhawa.
While Randhawa is eyeing more glory on the Asian Tour, he knows that he has to continue to pace himself so that he remains competitive.
“Going forward from here, I need to be in good shape and well-rested to perform because as you get older, you need to be more careful with your body and your mental frame,” said the 40-year-old.
The Omega European Masters is the first event in Europe to be co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and European Tour since 2009.