Anirban Lahiri, Vani Kapoor bag top honours at India Golf Awards
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS)
Seasoned Anirban Lahiri and Vani Kapoor were Monday awarded the best golfers of the year in the male and female categories respectively at the second edition of the Take Solutions India Golf Awards here. Lahiri won the Indonesian Masters and the Venetican Macau Open in the previous year. The 27-year-old also finished second in the Asian Tour Order of Merit. He also represented Asia in the inaugural EurAsia Cup.
He is continuing his ascendancy with his victory in the Malaysian Open 2015 and is ranked 37th in the world. Lahiri pipped experienced S.S.P. Chowrasia and young Rashid Khan for the award.
The rising golfer title in the male category went to S. Chikkarangappa, while Vaishavi Sinha won the award in the female segment.
The title for best coach was given to Vijay Divecha, who has been Lahiri's mentor for 13 years.
The India golf awards, powered by GolfingIndian.com, is the country's foremost awards for recognising and rewarding golf excellence.