Baisoya overall leader in Asia Pacific Junior Golf, team second

August 4th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS  

Bangkok, Aug 4 (IANS) Honey Baisoya was once again the steadiest of the Indian youngsters as he kept his lead and was also the overall (Category A and B) leader in the 32nd Asia-Pacific Junior Golf Championships at the Royal Hills Golf Resort and Spa Thursday.

The 14-year-old Delhi golfer, Baisoya shot a one-under par 71 on the strength of three birdies on the back nine for an even par 216 for three rounds.

On a hot and humid day, Baisoya saw his lead cut to one as Thai Kwanchai Kongtavee with a 69 closed the gap.

Baisoya’s fine performance also lifted the Boys team into second place, up from overnight second. Baisoya’s 71 along with Category A golfers, Syed Saqib Ahmed (75) and Trishul Chinappa (77) saw India in second place at 14-over 662. But Thailand, aided by Kwanchai’s 69 and Nanfa’s 71 took their total to three-under 645 and extended their lead to 14 shots. Chinese Taipei (664) was third, just two behind India.

Chinappa slumped with a 77 and dropped to ninth place with a total of 222. Two Thais, Nanfa Somnuek and Smithi Teeratrakul shared the lead at 217.

Among girls, India moved into third place and were in the running for a medal. Gurbani Singh (73) shone with a fine performance and with her partner Meher Atwal’s 78 and India now total 305, behind Thailand’s 288 and Chinese Taipei’s 295. Hong Kong at 307 is fourth.

In Catgorry A girls, Gurbani (151) was seventh, eight shots behind leaders Thailand’s Supamas Sangchan and Pinyada Kuvanun at 143.

In Category B girls , Aditi Ashok (81) was 11th at 160. In Category C boys, Karandeep Kochar was tenth at 166 (81, 85).

Results:

Boys team:
Thailand - 645 (-3)
India - 662 (+14)
Chinese Taipei - 664 (+16)
Malaysia - 682 (+34)

Girls team:
Thailand - 288 (E)
Chinese Taipei - 295 (+7)
India - 305 (76+78 and 78+73 = +17)
Hong Kong - 307 (+19)

Individual - Boys Overall (Category A & B)
Honey Baisoya - 1st - 216 (74,72,70).

Category A
T Chinappa - 9th - 221 (74, 71, 77)
SS Ahmed - 11th - 224 (74, 75, 75)
Rahul Ravi - T 13th - 228 (77, 77, 74)
TS Chadha - 16th - 230 (84, 74, 72)
Y Chandra - 19th - 236 (83, 77,76)

Category B
Honey Baisoya - 1st - 216 (74,72,70).
V Madappa - T 7 - 230 (76, 76, 78)
Feroz S Garewal - 17th - 244 (80, 81, 83)

Category C -
KS Kochhar - 10th - 166 (81, 85)

Individual - Girls scores:

Category A
Gurbani Singh - Tied 4th - 151 (78,73)
Mehar S Atwal - 8th - 154 (76, 78)

Category B:
Aditi Ashok - 11th - 160 (79, 81)
Nikita Arjun - 19th - 169 (81, 88)

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