Junior Golf: October 2018

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Malini marches on

Malini marches on 

Malini Rudra

NEWYORK

17-year-old Malini Rudra successfully defended her title at the 92nd WMGA Junior Girls Championship on August 22. Held at Rye Golf Club, the New York resident shot an impressive 6 under 67 to take home the trophy by a comfortable five-stroke margin over Paige Diecidue. Organized and run by the Women’s Metropolitan Golf Association, it is the oldest junior girls’ tournament in United States of America.

Indians shine at Teen World Championship

Indians shine at Teen World Championship

Jahnavi Prakhya

NORTH CAROLINA

Hosted by the U.S. Kids Foundation from July 26-28 at Pinehurst, North Carolina the annual Teen World Championship witnessed a commendable showing by the Indian trio of Jahnavi Prakhya (aged 14), Arjun Bhati (13) and Hunar Mittal (13). Delhi-based Jahnavi finished T-17 in the Girls 14 category while Bhati (also from Delhi) and Chandigarh-based Hunar stood fourth and T-11 respectively in the Boys 13 and Girls 13 categories.

Thailand prepares to welcome Junior golfers

Organised by Thailand Golf Association, the SINGHA Thailand Junior World Golf Championships will be held at Royal Hu- Hin Golf Course from November 1- 4. The Championship course is the oldest course in Thailand and measures 6,678 yards over 18 holes.

The eleventh edition of the event will comprise both 72 and 54-hole formats across four different age categories viz., 10 years and under (Category D), 11-12 years (Category C), 13-14 years (Category B) and 15-18 years (Category A). Team competition for both boys and girls will also take place.

Karina finishes fourth at Junior World Championship

Karina finishes fourth at Junior World Championship

Karina Jadhav

CALIFORNIA

8-year-old Indian American Karina Jadhav finished T-4 at the 2018 IMG Academy Junior World Golf Championships in the Girls 7-8 category. The tournament was held at Sycuan Golf Resort, San Diego from July 10-13. The California resident’s heroics meant she became the top-ranked golfer in her age group in USA. Instituted in 1968, the IMG Academy Junior World Golf Championships now boasts of over 1,200 participants from across 56 countries. It is the largest international event in the world and is unique for its international representation and cultural diversity.

(Read more in the October issue of Golf Digest India. Download here.)

Jahanvi, Hitashee triumph in Albatross Inter-School

Jahanvi, Hitashee triumph in Albatross Inter-School 

The 8th Albatross Inter-School Junior Golf Championship held at ITC Classic Golf & Country Club, Gurgaon from August 30-31 saw an impressive field of 148 junior golfers. In all, 27 school teams from across the country took part in the tournament.

Represented by Hitaashee Bakshi and Jahanvi Bakshi, Army Public School-Dhaula Kuan posted 297 to win the Team A/B category (lowest aggregate gross score over two days). They beat the team of Aryaman Mahant and Suryaveer Singh of Modern School- Vasant Vihar by 16 strokes.

Since its inception in 2007, Albatross has been dedicated to promoting and developing junior golf across India. All the Albatross tournaments count towards the AJT Order of Merit and are ranked by Junior Golf Scoreboard (JGSB), USA.

(Read more in the October issue of Golf Digest India. Download here.)

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