Indian team announced for the Asia Pacific Junior golf Championship
The Indian Golf Union has nominated two Junior Boys and Girls teams for the inaugural Asia-Pacific Junior Golf Championship to be held at Sunrise Golf & Country Club, Taiwan from tomorrow.
The 72-hole mixed gender team competition will have one team comprising of IGU Order of merit leaders of both boys and girls category in the form of 17-year-olds Shubham Narain and Ridhima Dilawari. The second team will be represented by second ranks in both boys and girls. 16-year-old Karandeep Kochhar and 17-year-old Aditi Ashok will also vie for the coveted trophy.
Delhi’s Shubham Narain, who finished 9th at the Faldo Series Asia grand final at Mission Hills, China this year will be a strong contender along with another Delhiite Ridhima Dilawari who finished 12th at the Queen Sirikit Cup – Asia Pacific ladies team golf championship held at the Hong Kong Golf Club recently.
Winner of 2015 Ladies British Amateur and 2015 St. Rule Trophy at St Andrews, Bengaluru’s Aditi Ashok will be looking to add another trophy in her cabinet. Chandigarh’s Karandeep Kochhar, winner of 2014 Albatross International Junior Championship held at Classic Golf Resort, is still trying to get used to playing on international level. The tournament will see entries from 30 other countries from the Asia-Pacific.
The three day event will be played in stroke play format and the gross scores of the team that has the lowest cumulative score for the three rounds will be declared as winner.
Arun Kumar Singh, Director General, IGU who is accompanying the teams said, “Our idea is to bring our players to the right platform so that they can compete with the best players of the world. We have selected our two best players from each boys and girls category and between four of them, we have enough international experience to beat the best teams. The current form of all these players might fetch us the title this time.”