Chandigarh: Piyush Sangwan birdied the final hole in regulation play to tie the scores and then proceeded to beat S Sidhartha from Coimbatore to grab the overall combined honours at the Usha-IGU Punjab junior golf on Friday at the Shivalik Golf Course, Chandimandir Course.
The course was in great shape and played very well. The front nine holes were playing easy with wide fairways with little rough but back nine holes were tough surrounded by thick rough and few blind holes. The last two days failed to produce a single sub-par score in the challenging conditions.
Piyush, who began the day trailing Yashas Chandra (77), who led for the first three days, ended with a 75, the same as the 17-year-old Sidhartha. Then Sangwan, just 14 and playing in Category B, grabbed the combined honours for Category A and B.
Maj. Gen. Vishwamber Singh (Captain of the club) gave trophy and Usha Juicer to the winner.
Yashas Chandra of Mysore faltered on the final day with a 77 and ended third overall at 296, but he was second in Category A, where the topper was Sidhartha.
Piyush Sangwan also won the trophy in his own Category B with a total of 295, while Delhi’s Tanvir Kahlon (76) was the runner – up at 307. Adilbir Singh (72) from Chandigarh clinched the third place at 310.
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