Shankar Natarajan fires a 65 to win the 2019 Player’s Cup Championship
Shankar Natarajan captured the Player’s Cup Championship title on Sunday, November 10 at the Raven Golf Club after carding a second-round score of 65. The seven-under par round catapulted Natarajan to the top of the leaderboard, winning the Championship with a two-day total 135 (-9).
Natarajan elaborated on his success from the day, “My goal today was just to get to 10-under. I just hit a lot of fairways and greens and I had the putter going a little bit. I was able to hit it inside of my opponents a lot of times, which helped me see their putts.”
The Champion reflected on some specific moments during his round, “I made three birdies on the front, making the turn at three-under, then made some birdies early on the back,” he explained, “I had a good match going with John Souza and was able to birdie the final hole, which is what it took, eventually.”
Natarajan made some great strides in order to capture the victory after being four strokes out of the lead after the first round. The match came down to inches during the finishing holes as Natarajan’s competitors lingered closely behind. John Souza took second place, finishing the tournament at eight-under (136) and Tyler Kertson, third place, at seven-under (137).
The Player’s Cup Championship had four divisions determined by age groups including the Open, Masters (40-54), Seniors (55-64) and the Legends (65+). Listed are the results from each division:
- Open Division
Champion: Shankar Natarajan (135)
- Masters Division (age 40-54)
Champion: Kevin Gregory and Randy Jacobus (153)
- Seniors Division (age 55-64)
Champion: Jeff Benton (138
- Legends Division (age 65+)
Champion: Frank Ellenburg (140)
Full Results: https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/1931529