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Golfers Khushaal Thackersey of Mumbai, Kiran C of Bengaluru and Tejinder Singh Rihal of Chandigarh, booked their spots to represent India in the world finals of the Mercedes Trophy 2017 to be held in Stuttgart in September later this year. Playing at the national finals of the 17th India edition of the tournament at the Oxford Golf Resort here, Khushaal in handicap CAT A (1-12) ended with a score of 38 to win his category. Kiran carded a score of 35 in CAT B (13-17) to book the second Stuttgart spot while Tejinder playing in CAT C (18-22) scored 39 to complete the troika of India qualifiers. Khushaal made the trip here after becoming one of six national final qualifiers from the Mumbai leg of the tournament, which was played at the Bombay Presidency Golf Club in January earlier this year. Kiran was also one of six to qualify from Bengaluru's Prestige Golfshire course while Tejinder made it from the Chandigarh Golf Club qualifiers in February -- among four to make it from the city.
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