Junior Golf: November 2019

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Bhati wins by 16 strokes

Arjun Bhati
Arjun Bhati

India’s junior golf star, 15-year-old Arjun Bhati from Noida won the IGU Jharkhand Junior Boys Golf Championship with scores of 69, 66, 71, and 68 for a total score of 274 over four days to win the title with a massive 16-stroke gap from West Bengal’s Kaushal Bagrodia, who finished second with his score of 290.

Shubham wins Northern India Championship

Shubham Jaglan
Shubham Jaglan (2L)

16-year-old Gurgaon lad Shubham Jaglan shot rounds of 69, 67, 61, 64 to clinch the Indian Golf Union’s Northern Indian Amateur Golf Championship held at The Palms, Lucknow from October 14-18.
Jaglan’s total of 261 was three shots better than Maharashtra’s Rohan Dhole Patil.
Jaglan, who has been recuperating from a back injury for over a year now, came into the limelight as a child golf prodigy, playing exceptionally for his age. He is being coached by Arjuna awardee Ms Nonita Lall at the Delhi Golf Club.

Girl Power Dominates the 2nd Selaqui International School Championship

Hunar Mittal

Hunar Mittal of Gurukul Global School in Chandigarh won the ‘Best Golfer Of The Tournament’ award at the 2nd edition of the SelaQui International Inter-School Golf Championship. It was held at the Classic Golf & Country Club from October 3-4. Hunar had a two-day cumulative score of 3 under par 141. She beat Aditya Sood of S D Public School, Chandigarh on count back.
In the team championship, Gurukul Global School — comprising Hunar Mittal and Mandhar Parashar —beat the First Steps School (also of Chandigarh) by 4 strokes.
The winning school in the 9-12 age category was British School, New Delhi, comprising Aarav D Shah and Cameron Virk. The two-day event was played under the aegis of Indian Golf Union (IGU), and has been recognised by the International Junior Golf Scoreboard. A record number of 118 entries from schools were received for the tournament.
The school announced scholarships for winners of the A and B category with 50% school fee as a scholarship by the Headmaster.

Modern School clinch 9th Albatross Inter- School

Following two days of exciting golf, the Modern School (2), Vasant Vihar, New Delhi team comprising Aryan Kaila and Jai Bahl clinched the team championship (A&B Category) of the 9th Albatross Inter-School Golf Championship 2019 at the Classic Golf & Country Club, Gurugram.
The winning team finished with a two-day tally of 296, while First Step School, Chandigarh finished runners-up with a team total of 302.
The team from Jaypee Public School, Greater Noida finished third at 308.
Kothari International School, Noida won the team championship (Category C&D) with a winning score of 293. Shri Ram School, Aravali finished runners-up at 323, while Vivek High School (1), Chandigarh ended in the third position at 339.
The two-day tournament (October 8-9) witnessed play from some of the best golfers from leading Indian schools, i.e., Modern School (Vasant Vihar), The Doon School, The Shri Ram School, Pathways School, The Heritage School, Vasant Valley School, Vivek High School, Calcutta International School, Somerville School, Army Public School, Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, St John’s High School, GEMS International School, First Step School, Jaypee Public School, and St Kabir School.
Raghav Chugh (Category A) carded a two-under-par 70 to clinch the individual stroke play championship for boys with a winning tally of 142, six strokes ahead of second-placed Kaushal Bagrodia and Aryaman Mahant.
Despite playing on a different course than he is accustomed to, Chugh (72, 70) entered the final round trailing Aryaman Mahant (71, 77) by a solitary stroke. He got his act together with three birdies on the front nine. On his return journey, Chugh birdied the 10th but dropped shots on the 12th and 14th. However, a two-under card was good enough as Mahant carded five-over 77 while Bagrodia (75,73) finished his campaign with a one-over 73.
The event was managed by Albatross Golf Tour, which is dedicated to providing junior golfers with the opportunity to play competitively.

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