Mar 11th, 2017
Eddie Pepperell plots Indian take away
Tough DLF course in New Delhi taking no prisoners
Words: Tim Southwell Photography: Getty
The tough Delhi Golf Club course in New Delhi is taking no prisoners in the Indian Open. The cut was +6! Eddie Pepperell is leading the revolt...
Eddie had birded three of his last four holes as he completed his second round in the morning but three pars were enough to edge him in front in round three.
They kept him ahead at five under, a shot clear of defending champion SSP Chawrasia, England's David Horsey and Spaniard Carlos Pigem.
Pepperell lost his card last season but reclaimed it at the Qualifying School and is now aiming for a first European Tour win in his first made cut of the season.
The Delhi Golf Club course was designed by Gary Player. The venue opened in 1999 with the first Arnold Palmer Signature course in the country. It also hosts India’s first professional Golf Academy.
The par 72 course measures 7,373 yards and became the second course at the venue when it officially opened in October 2015. The scenic parkland design features a dramatic landscape including two large lakes, big land forms, undulating greens and unique bunkering.
The Delhi Golf Club has a waiting list of 50 years for new members. Not exactly the most inclusive gig in town but certainly very fancy.
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