Chris Paisley back in contention on the Challenge Tour

Chris Paisley moved into the top-10 in the Challenge Tour’s Race to Mallorca with a T2 finish in the Delhi Challenge.

Chris – who posted his second top-10 finish in the first five events of this season – shot rounds of 68, 67, 68 and 66 to finish on 19 under-par and just one shot behind winner John Parry at Classic Golf & Country Club.

“I played really nicely all week, probably the most consistent tournament I have played in a long, long time,” said Chris.

“The biggest positive was that my game got better over the final nine holes. I knew I had a chance to win, I was nervous, and my game and mindset held up. In fact, it elevated.

“I haven’t been able to do that in years. I think it shows that the hard work I’ve been doing to become more robust mentally and technically is working. It was such a buzz to feel the nerves and still hit great shots. That’s when you know you are making real progress.

“There’s still a ton of room for improvement, but I’m back to enjoying the challenge of golf, and all the good and bad that comes with it. I still have a long way to go, but this past week was a big step.

“I’m so thankful for my family and team – I truly couldn’t have done it without them. They believed in me when I didn’t anymore.”

The result added to Chris’ T5 finish in the season-opening SDC Open, and he will look to continue his form in the sixth event of the Challenge Tour’s 2024 season – the Kolkata Challenge.

Meanwhile, 37-year-old John became a two-time Challenge Tour winner in India – topping a leaderboard for the first time since he won the DP World Tour’s Vivendi Cup in 2010.