15-yr-old city golfer claims 2nd title

Last week,when Chandigarh golfer Feroz Singh Garewal was taking part in the IGU Juniors Golf Tournament,the 15-year-old suffered a calf sprain on the first day of the tourney.

Written by Nitin Sharma | Chandigarh | Published: April 13, 2013 2:49 am

Last week,when Chandigarh golfer Feroz Singh Garewal was taking part in the IGU Juniors Golf Tournament,the 15-year-old suffered a calf sprain on the first day of the tourney. However,he continued his round and eventually finished as a runner-up in the four-day event. On Friday,Garewal added yet another feather in his cap when he claimed his second title on the IGU national junior circuit. He won the title in the IGU Haryana Juniors Golf Championship played at Golden Greens Golf Club,Gurgaon.

“The win has come at a right moment for me. I suffered a calf sprain during the Noida event last week and I was struggling with my fitness. But my father Ravi Garewal and my fitness coach told me to play my normal game and I eventually finished second. Earlier this week,I spent some time with my coach Jesse Grewal,and we worked on my swing. I was leading after the third round and it feels great to win my second title on the junior tour with a huge margin,” said Garewal,who claimed the title with an overall score of 3-under-285 and with a comfortable margin of five strokes.

The youngster had won his first title on the national junior tour in September 2011 when he claimed the title in the KGA Junior

Golf Championship in Bangalore and won two tournaments at the national level after the Bangalore win before winning the Haryana juniors title.

Garewal now plans to play in the National Amateur Championship’s Pune leg starting later this month. “I was in a dilemma before but this win has given me enough confidence to play at the amateur circuit. I played first at the amateur level in 2011,and playing with senior players gives me a chance to sharpen my skills. Chandigarh’s Angad Cheema won the national amateur title in 2011 and most of us remember that win. Maybe we can emulate that achievement soon,” said the youngster,who is a student of DAV Public School,Sector 15.

Garewal’s coach Jesse Grewal is all praise for the youngster and believes that he can soon break into the Indian amateur team. “Feroz has been playing well but was finishing close second or third. This win will boost his confidence. I am sure he will soon break into the Indian amateur team in the coming years,” said the coach.

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