Junior Golf: March 2020

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NEW JERSEY

Megha makes LPGA debut

Megha Ganne

The ShopRite LPGA Classic, presented by Acer, has awarded a sponsor exemption to New Jersey junior golf standout Megha Ganne, who will compete as an amateur in the annual LPGA tournament held this year from May 25-31 on the Bay Course at Seaview, a Dolce Hotel.
16-year-old Ganne is attending high school in Holmdel, New Jersey, and is the reigning New Jersey State Golf Association Junior Girls champion. She also qualified and competed in the 2019 US Women’s Open and advanced to the semifinals of the 2019 US Women’s Amateur Championship. Ganne finished second in the 2019 Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals at Augusta National, becoming the first player to earn a spot in the finals for the fourth time in the event’s six-year history. She will also compete in this year’s prestigious Augusta National Women’s Amateur.
“Competing in my first LPGA tournament will be a feeling like no other,” said Ganne. “I’m so excited to have received this exemption knowing that I’ve attended this event as a spectator so many times growing up. I’m thrilled for the challenge and eager to rise to the occasion.”

GURUGRAM

Nishna wins US Kids Indian Championship

Nishna Patel

13-year-old Nishna Patel of Mumbai shot rounds of 73, 70, and 75 for a total score of 2-over 218 to clinch the Girls 13-14 title at the US Kids Indian Championship held at Classic Golf & Country Club, Gurugram. She had a comfortable, six-stroke win over Ragini Navet from New Delhi whose total score was 8-over 224.
Nishna is no stranger to winning. Last year, she won the 8th BPGC Ladies Amateur golf championship 2019.
The tournament played out in 15 different categories for boys and girls, saw over 100 participants from countries like the UK, USA, Sri Lanka, and Malaysia.

ABU DHABI

Two wins and counting for Sabiq in 2020

Sabiq Baji

15-year-old Sabiq Saleem Baji from Abu Dhabi is an avid golfer who’s made quite a splash in the first two months of 2020 alone. He won the US Kids Golf Tour Championship (15-18 years) in Bangalore on January 8 and Pilikula Golf Championship (Mangalore) in the same week.
Sabiq has been bestowed with the prestigious Karnataka Rajyothsava ‘Pratibha Puraskar’ award for his outstanding achievements in 2019 by the Abu Dhabi Karnataka Sangha.

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