Chandigarh: Viraj Madappa, who recently won the Northern Indian juniors has a good opportunity to build on that and catch up with the leaders as tees up at the Usha IGU Punjab Junior golf championships on Tuesday.
Viraj is currently third on the Order of Merit in the Category A-B, the top two, Aman Raj and Manu Gandas are away playing in Korea this week. Also away is Shubhankar Sharma.
Madappa plays at the Tollygunge Club in Kolkata and start as one of the favourites in the event.
In Category B, Piyush Sangwan will have a chance to catch up Prakhar Asawa who is also in Korea. Sangwan plays at the DLF Golf and Country Club.
A total of 72 players are competing in the tournament being held at the Shivalik Golf Course, Chandi Mandir.
Usha, a major supporter of Indian golf, is proud of its long-term association with the sport, covering the entire spectrum of the game.
Usha has been associated with ladies golf for over 25 years, and today is the nationwide sponsor of the entire Indian Golf Union (IGU) Ladies Tour.
In addition, Usha is committed to supporting golf at the Juniors level, sponsoring IGU Junior tournaments in Delhi, Bangalore, Chandigarh, and is closely associated with the Junior Training Program (JTP) at the Delhi Golf Club.
Usha sponsored the 33rd Queen Sirikit Cup Championship in New Delhi in 2011 – the most important women’s amateur golf event in the Asia Pacific region. Usha sponsored the Honda Siel PGA Championship from 1991 - 2000. Usha’s Co-Chairman, Mr. Siddharth Shriram, was President of the Professional Golf Association for eight years and writes on golf for leading newspapers.
With golf being included in the 2016 Olympics for the first time, Usha’s aim is to assist in bringing home a medal.
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By Indian Sports News Network