Sangwan putts junior golf titleJune 1st, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 1 (IANS) Piyush Sangwan, the 13-year old from Gurgaon’s DLF Golf and Country Club, clinched his maiden title of the year as he won the Toyota-IGU Southern India golf tournament for juniors at the KGA course here Friday.
Sangwan, who was tied third on the penultimate day of the tournament, emerged victorious with a splendid round of 3-under par on the deciding day for a four-day total of 294 (73-76-76-69) to top the combined under-18 and under-14 age categories.
Shubhankar Sharma from ITC Classic Golf Resort, New Delhi and Viraj Madappa of Tollygunge Golf Club, Kolkata finished second and third, with total scores of 296 (75-76-73-72) and 300 (74-77-76-73) respectively.
Eighteen-year-old Arjun Singh, who was the surprise leader on day three, was unable to convert that performance into a top three finish and ended tied fourth with Aman Raj of Patna Golf Course carding a total score of 302.
It Sangwan’s first win of the season out of five outings which included two second place finishes at Rajasthan Junior Open and the Karnataka Juniors.
Sangwan said: “It was a good day. I got a little lucky even though I missed a few putts, but it worked out for me in the end. It was especially good for me because I had to power through severe cramps post the 13th hole.”
Sharma, who finished overall second and first in the under-18 category said:
“I was playing well. I was leading my group with a score of 3-under par at one point. I had a good shot, but hit the floodlight on the 18th and that set me back.”
The players now head to the third leg of the tour in Mumbai.
- Sardar putts 72 to take lead in junior golf meet - May 30, 2012
- Arjun Singh ahead in Toyota-IGU Southern India junior golf - Jun 01, 2012
- Shubhankar shoots 69, leads Eastern India junior golf - Nov 15, 2011
- Top juniors for IGU golf - May 25, 2012
- Abhishek shares lead with Piyush in Usha Karnataka juniors - May 23, 2012
- Chandra, Sangwan in lead - May 29, 2012
- Manu Gandas Wins Toyota IGU Haryana Junior - Apr 20, 2012
- Saqib takes six-shot lead in Western India junior golf - Nov 30, 2011
- Roshan, Aditi take lead at IGU junior event - Sep 27, 2011
- Shubhankar shoots 69, takes 3-shot lead in Eastern India junior golf - Nov 16, 2011
- Saqib leads in Western India junior golf - Nov 29, 2011
- Saqib leads by nine in Western India junior golf - Dec 01, 2011
- Viraj Madappa takes lead in junior golf - Apr 12, 2012
- Toyota-IGU golf: Vashistha Pawar emerges champion - Sep 30, 2011
- Manu Gandas wins the USHA-IGU juniors golf title - Apr 13, 2012
Tags: 13th hole, age categories, arjun singh, classic golf, dlf golf, floodlight, golf and country club, golf title, golf tournament, itc, junior golf, karnataka, kolkata, maiden title, piyush, raj, southern india, surprise leader, third leg, viraj