16-year-old Ayaan Gupta of Chandigarh shot 75-72-71-77 to win the Category A title of the IGU Haryana Junior Boys Golf Championship held in Panchkula from April 11-15.
Competing on an IGU spot, Gupta was also the overall winner in categories A and AB combined.
Gupta and the rest of the field, which comprised over 70 players from all over the country, had to battle the scorching playing conditions. The youngster, however, held his own and he managed to take home the title.
Gupta had lifted his first international tournament trophy as an eight-year-old at the 2014 US Kids International Championship. He also won the Pondok India International Junior Championship in Jakarta in 2016.
Competing at the IGU junior boys circuit since 2018, Gupta has finished in the top-10 at several category B events. His progress was halted by the pandemic in 2020, but Friday’s victory would have come as a big boost to his confidence. He is coached by Jassi.