Gurugram, Feb 23 (IANS) Local golfers Rahul Chadha and Mohit Talwar qualified for the National finals on the final day of the 17th annual Mercedes Trophy at the DLF Golf and Country Club here on Thursday.

With the final day results, as many as six golfers qualified for the National finals from the Gurugram leg.

Rahul Category-A (0-17) and Mohit Category-B (17-24) ended the day at net score of 71.2 and 74.2, respectively.

They will now be playing the National finals scheduled in the Pune Oxford Golf Resort, to be held from March 15-17.

Among other golfers, Rachit Mathur won the Ballantine’s Long Drive Challenge on the eight hole with a mammoth drive of 305 yards.

Three winners from the National finals will further progress to the Mercedes Trophy World finals in Germany in September to compete against winners from all over the world.


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