Sacramento State University graduate, 21 yr old Nishtha Madan, originally from Delhi, won her third professional title in just her 10th start on the Cactus Tour in Arizona on November 18th at Apache Creek.
Nishtha shot rounds of 66, 68 and 67 for a total score of 15-under 201 for a comfortable five-shot win over the duo of Mia Landegren from Sweden and Julie Yang from Arizona after starting the final round one shot behind the overnight leader, Katelyn Gilmore.
Nishtha carded a total of 11 birdies and 2 eagles in the three-day event.
Talking about her win, Nishtha, said, “Happy to have got my third win, my team and I have worked hard at it for a long time and it’s finally starting to come together!! Can’t wait to represent the Indian flag on the LPGA.”
Nishtha’s previous wins –
Nishtha Madan, turned professional in May this year and tasted her maiden success in her fourth professional start at the Kentucky Women’s Open, where she emerged victorious by three-strokes with rounds of 65 & 67 in July and two months later, in September, she registered her second win at the Sun City South Fall Championship after shooting 71-70-72 for a two-shot win over the field.
Nishtha’s career so far –
- Troon North – Cactus Tour – tied-17th – 71-74-79
- Michigan PGA Women’s Open – 9th – 68-68-76
- Troon North Monument – Cactus Tour – 8th – 76-71-70
- Kentucky Women’s Open – Winner – 65-67
- Sundance GC Buckeye – 2nd – 71-83-72
- Sun City South Fall Championship – Cactus Tour – Winner – 71-70-72
- Western Skies – Cactus Tour – Tied-5th – 71-69-69
- Wigwam Red – Cactus Tour – 3rd – 69-68-71
- Suncity CC – Cactus Tour – 2nd – 75-77-72
- Apache Creek CC – Cactus Tour – Winner – 66-68-67