S.S.P. Chawrasia of India was on Tuesday honoured as the Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of the Month for March, thanks largely to his performance at the Hero Indian Open.
Chawrasia produced a gutsy display of golf in his National Open last month to win his third title on the Asian Tour by defeating 2015 Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of the Year Anirban Lahiri and South Korean rising star Jeunghun Wang by two shots.
The victory was especially sweet for Chawrasia, who settled for second best on four occasions in the Indian Open before his triumph at the Delhi Golf Club.
The Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of the Month award is one of the partnership initiatives aimed at recognising outstanding efforts of Asian Tour members both at home and abroad.
“I’m delighted to win the Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of the Month. I’m proud to receive this accolade and I would like to thank Hilton and all my fans for voting for me. I’ll strive to work even harder and continue to achieve more success this season,” said the 37-year-old Chawrasia in an Asian Tour release.
Chawrasia won the award ahead of Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Scott Hend of Australia where the trio were nominated by a selection panel before going through a voting process.
Chawrasia is the second Indian to win the Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of the Month award.