Kolkata Ballbusters punches ticket to cavalry round along with three more Gangs at PTGL East Zone

Kolkata: Kolkata Ballbusters Gang stretched the lead on final day of Puravankara Touché Golf League East Zone, infantry round. Ballbusters remained on top with five strokes as they shot 154-over for the two day’s total of 1715 at Par-72 Royal Calcutta Golf Club to qualify for the Cavalry round today. Other three Gangs who qualified were Golf Sarkaars, G-8 and Kolkata Eagles.

It was a neck-to-neck competition for both Ballbusters and Sarkaars as Sarkaars were four strokes ahead today with 150-over but as per their yesterday’s score, they could only close the gap by four shots for the total of 1720 (850, 870) for the second place. The course played little easy for G-8 as they all were more familiar with RCGS than Tollygunge. G-8 was only one shot behind the Ballbusters today with 155-over but their two day’s score of 1745 (870, 875) made them stay on the third place. Kolkata Eagles who played at RCGC yesterday with the course best score of 224-over, jumped into fourth from sixth place with the two days total of 1796 (924,872) at Tollygunge  Golf Club.

Rita Punwani, the former chairperson of Indian Golf Union ladies amateur circuit came back with a smile even after shooting a bad round of 25-over for the leading gang. Punwani said, “I will blame the weather but not my game because I play quite often and better rounds at this course. Golf in Kolkata is still way behind for ladies and that’s why I really feel lucky to be associated with golf for number of years. As far as my gang is concerned, I knew that we are going to be number one as we plan things in a different way. Now, we are all set to make new strategies for the cavalry round.”

The most talked about golfer among 22 Gangs Laxman Singh who is also a part of Golf Sarkaars Gang seemed so excited about the whole concept of Touché Golf League. A delighted Singh said, “I have been playing golf for 35 years and after winning the Asian Games gold medal in 1982, I always wanted to play a team championship like this. Though, I won’t be able to participate in the cavalry round for some reason but hoping to go to Srilanka after my gang qualifies for the final round and also very keen to meet the gangs from other zones.”