Chandigarh: Yashas Chandra, 17, of Mysore continued to lead the field in Usha-IGU Shivalik Junior golf championship. But his lead was cut from two to just one stroke at the end of the second round.
Close behind him are Veer Ahlawat (77, 7) of Army Golf Course, Delhi, Hemant Kumar Yadav (72, 76) of Shivalik Golf Course, Roshan Raj (72, 76) and Piyush Sangwan (75, 73) from Category B. They are all at 4-over par 148.
The day’s best score of 71 each came from Veer Ahlawat, who played very well, and Ravi Kumar who had three birdies and two bogeys.
Yashas Chandra managed only one birdie while bogeying third and 11th and had a double at fourth and 15th and ended with a 77.
In the absence of Prakhar Asawa, the leader is Piyush in Category B at four over par 148, leaving the way behind. In the tied second position at 13-over par 157 are Karandeep Kochar, Arjun Prasad, Tanvir Kahlon and Ritwik Jain.
The leading juniors are away in Korea playing the world juniors qualifiers.
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.
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By Indian Sports News Network