Viraj Madappa takes lead in junior golf

April 12th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Bangalore’s Viraj Madappa became the overall leader with a superb two-under 70 after the third round in the USHA IGU Juniors golf event at the Army Golf Club (AEPTA) here Thursday.

Viraj shot one-under 35 on either side of the turn, while overnight overall and category B leader, Mohan Sardar slipped with a round of 81 on third day.

Viraj is now one-over 217 for three days, while Manu Gandas (72) is 218 and tied second with Prakhar Asawa (73). Abhishek Kuhar (72) was fourth at 219, while Shubhankar Sharma (69) had the best round of the day and it helped him move to overall fifth. Delhi’s Honey Baisoya (71) was sixth at 223.

Gandas leads Category A at 218 with Kuhar second at 219, while Madappa leads Category B with 217 and Prakhar Asawa was second in the same category with 218.

Around 96 golfers started off in Category A (Age group 15-17) and Category B (Age group 13-14). The tournament is being played in stroke play format and there will be an over all winner declared apart from the winners in different categories.

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