ASIA-PACIFIC SENIOR AMATEUR
INDIAN SENIORS AT ADELAIDE
The 5-member Indian contingent of Rishi Narain, KS Cheema, Vijay Kumar Bhadana, Sanjiv Kalra and Gangesh Khaitan finished fourth at the Asia-Pacific Senior Amateur Championship – at the Royal Adelaide Golf Club – behind powerhouses Australia, New Zealand and Japan. It was their highest finish in many years.
Anil Jule withdrew from the event due to medical reasons. The 4 best individual scores on each day were considered for the team score.
Conditions were challenging as 15-30 mph winds blew on all three days of the competition. The turtleback greens were quite fast (stimpmeter reading of 13) and the hard surface made it difficult to putt.
13 countries were represented in all and it was India’s best finish since 2010 when they came third in Bangkok, Thailand.
(Read more in the November issue of Golf Digest India. Download here.)