Chandigarh: Seventeen-year-old Yashas Chandra of Mysore rode high on a terrific start with three birdies in first six holes ot card a two-under 70 and take the lead at the end of the first day of the USHA IGU Junior Golf Championships at the scenic Shivalik Golf Course in Chandimandir near Chandigarh.
Yashas, who is from JWGC, Mysore carded had three birdies in first six holes with the birdies coming on third, fourth and sixth holes. He had another birdie on the 13th. He also had bogeys on ninth and 12th and parred his last five holes.
Roshan Raj from Eagleton, Bengaluru was trailing in second place after shooting even par 72 along with local Hemant Kumar Yadav. Roshan also had a good start with birdies on first and third and later had two more birdies on 11th and 13th. But his double bogeys on tenth and 18th spoilt the day. Hemant Yadav had three birdies and three bogeys.
S Sidhartha and Viraj Madappa shot 75 each in tied fourth place.
Piyush Sangwan is leading the B category at three-over par 75 followed by Sachet Sharan Sund from Kapurtala at four over par 76. Sangwan had three birdies and five bogeys.
Kartik Digvjay Singh, Ritwik Jain and Adilbir Singh were tied third with rounds of 77 each.
A total of 72 players, with 36 in each Categories A and B, started off.
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.
By Indian Sports News Network