Gurugram, Feb 22 (IANS) Tushar Saigal and Yogesh Batra qualified for the National finals on the second day of the 17th annual Mercedes Trophy at the DLF Golf and Country Club here on Wednesday.

Tushar Saigal Category – A (0-17) and Yogesh Batra Category – B (17-24) ended the day at net score of 70.8 and 73.6 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, Ravi Chopra won the Ballantine’s Long Drive Challenge on the 15th hole with a drive of 279 yards.

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

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