From India to Tokyo Olympics: Witness the Journey of Udayan Mane

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From India to TOkyo Olympics, Journey of Golfer Udayan Mane

While the Tokyo Olympics are just around the corner (will begin on July 23, 2021), we are constantly hearing news about the confirmed athletes in their respective sports. The Hon’ble PM of India has also personally wished all the athletes good luck for the Tokyo Olympics which will be held in Tokyo, Japan. One name that is being highlighted frequently is none other than Udayan Mane. Mane is an Indian golfer who has been qualified to represent India in the Tokyo Olympics. Read the full blog to know more about Udayan Mane and his journey to the Tokyo Olympics.

Courtesy: Sports Authority of India

Changing the Face of Indian Golf at #Tokyo2020

  • Men’s Individual Stroke Play Round 2, Udayan Mane is tied 20 with score of 3 under 67.
  • Men’s Indivudal Stroke Play Round 3, Udayan Mane is tied-55th with a total of 2-over 273.

About Udayan Mane

Udayan Mane, an Indian professional golfer, Based in Pune, Maharashtra. He was born on February 24, 1991. He is now a member of the Asian Tour and India’s Professional Golf Tour. He has won 11 times on the Professional Golf Tour of India. 30 years old, Udayan Mane has now joined Pal Anirban Lahiri as the second Indian in the 60-player field for the Tokyo 2020 men’s golf championship. 

Let us have a quick look at some more details about Udayan Mane:

Age 30
Sports Golf
World Ranking 365th position
Major Achievements 6th — 2018 Bank BRI Indonesia Open10th — 2017 Bashundhara Bangladesh Open104th — 2018 Asian Tour Order of Merit131st — 2017 Asian Tour Order of Merit169th — 2016 Asian Tour Order of Merit
National Championships Winner — Men’s Golf, 2021 Delhi-NCR OpenWinner — Men’s Golf, 2020 PGTI Players ChampionshipWinner — Men’s Golf, 2020 Golconda Masters Golf ChampionshipWinner — Men’s Golf, 2019 PGTI Players ChampionshipWinner — Men’s Golf, 2015 PGTI Players Championship
Golf Tours 3rd in Order of Merit – Men’s Golf, 2020-21 Professional Golf Tour of IndiaOrder of Merit Titleist – Men’s Golf, 2019 Asian Tour

Udayan Mane at the Tokyo Olympics 2020

Udayan Mane has secured his first Olympic ticket, joining Anirban Lahiri as the second Indian male golfer to qualify for the mega-event, which begins on July 23 in Tokyo. 

After Argentina’s Emiliano Grillo announced his withdrawal from the quadrennial event on June 24, the 30-year-old Mane, who is presently the world’s second-highest ranked Indian at 356, is all set to make the cut. Mane was ranked No. 60 on the Olympic Golf ranking list, which was made public on the International Golf Federation (IGF), when the official announcement was published on July 6.

Mane thought he had practically secured his Olympic place after an amazing 2020-21 season on the PGTI. However, the Indian government’s lockdown led him to doubt his ability to make the cut. “I’m still pinching myself because it hasn’t totally registered,” Mane confessed.

Source: Outlook India

Udayan Mane’s Achievements

Mane, who is ranked 356 worldwide, had just won a crucial match in the last tournament he participated in before the lockdown was announced. In March, he won the Delhi-NCR Open with a birdie on the 72nd hole. He was able to secure his Olympic spot due to the points he scored.

Mane, a Pune local, has been one of the most successful golfers on the PGTI since turning professional in 2015. He has won 11 times on the PGTI and is one of only two players on the tour (together with Ashok Kumar) to have won three consecutive events.

In the 2020-21 Professional Golf Tour of India, Mane has won three events: the Delhi-NCR Open 2021, the Tata Steel PGTI Players Championship 2020, and the Golconda Masters Golf Championship 2020. For the 2020-21 year, he currently ranks in the Order of Merit of the Professional Golf Tour of India. Mane has won the PGTI Players Championship three times and has been a Titleist on the Asian Tour in early 2019.

Udayan Mane to Team-Up with Lahiri

Udayan Mane and Anirban Lahiri will make a two-man Indian team for the men’s golf tournament in Tokyo. The tournament will be held at the Kasumigaseki Country Club from July 29 to August 1, 2021, and will include 60 players. Also, it would be Lahiri’s second consecutive Olympic debut.

We congratulate Udayan Mane on being selected as a participant in the Tokyo Olympics. We also wish him the best of luck for the upcoming event. Like Udayan Mane, you too can be future-ready and kickstart your study abroad journey with Leverage Edu. Call our experts today at 1800 572 000 for their expert guidance and counselling. 

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