The latter three months of the year are jam-packed with amateur, junior, and professional competitions. With the pandemic having wiped out the entire previous year and half of this year, the surge of tournaments is excellent news for competitive golfers of all levels.
The Indian Golf Union, which oversees junior and amateur golf in India, has released the confirmed schedule for the rest of the season, including 16 events for amateur men, junior boys, and junior girls.
Due to a significant legal issue, the 18-hole championship Eagleton Golf Resort Bangalore had developed Olympians Anirban Lahiri and Udayan Mane, and famous pro-Chikkarangappa was forced to shut downplay. Due to this unexpected turnout of events, the bustling Prestige Golfshire club has graciously stepped in to work with Rotary International and IGU to host the annual amateur competition with only a few days’ notice. The IGU took the necessary precautions and adhered to the COVID protocols to ensure that the younger boys and girls who participated in the tournament were not harmed this week.
The IGU Rotary Southern Indian Amateur Golf championship was conducted at the Prestige Golf Shire Club from 20th -24th September 2021, according to the IGU Schedule 2021. 17-year-old Sneha Singh, three times consecutive winner of Hero Pro Golf Tour, emerges as the champion for Category A girls by shooting seven goals over 54 holes to complete eight strokes.15-year-old Avani Prashanth takes away the cup of the Category B-girls (15-17 years) by shooting six shots over 54 holes to finish eight strokes.
Sneha remained constant with rounds of 70-71-68, while Avani started with a 75 but rebounded with rounds of 68-67, along with a final day of 9 of 5 under par to finish a stroke behind.
Hunar Mittal (17), a city golfer, accomplished the second in the IGU Rotary Southern Amateur Golf Championship in the girls’ Category A with 218. Hunar, who is ranked 795th in the World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR), plans to compete in several tournaments.
Sneha defeated Hunar Mittal by eight strokes to win the overall ladies’ and Category A junior titles registers herself as the overall IGU Rotary winner while Avani claimed the Category B title by 15 strokes!
When the two girls compete in the Women’s Asia Pacific Amateur in Dubai in November, the winner receives invitations to two women’s majors and the Augusta Women’s Amateur the following March; they will possibly make India’s most formidable challenge to date.
13-year-old Delhi girl Prarthana Khanna steals the championship by scoring 237 for a six-stroke from Dia Chris Kumar of Bangalore, who scored 243.
|Category A girls (17 years)
|Category B girls
Keertana Rajiv Nair
|Category C girls(13-15 years)||Prarthana Khanna
Dia Chris Kumar
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