For Chandigarh lad Aadil Bedi,the current season has begun on a high note,as the 11-year-old golfer won the title in Category C in the Rajasthan Open Junior Tournament,being organised by Indian Golf Union,on Wednesday. Bedi shot a total score of 159 to win the title by two strokes from Delhi’s Sunhit Bishnoi.
“It feels good to win the title in my first tournament of the year. Last year I played in the Category D and this year,I will be playing in Category C. It’s tough competing against opponents who are two years elder to me,but I expect to learn a lot in this category. The conditions at Jaipur suited my style today and I was fortunate to score at difficult points. Bishnoi played well and it was a morale boosting win for me,” said the youngster,who is a student of Vivek High School.
The golfer will now play in next week’s Haryana Open to be played at Golden Green Golf Club before playing in the Delhi Open. Bedi will also get a chance to compete against some of the world’s best young golfers when he plays in the British Masters Open in the first week and the youngster is excited about the oppurtunity.
“I am happy that I will be playing in Haryana Open and Delhi Open before playing in the junior British Masters Golf Championship. Some of world’s top ranked golfers will be playing in the British Junior Masters and it will be a motivational boost for me to play in Britain. The exposure at Haryana Open and Delhi Open will help me to practice well ahead of the big tournament,” shared Aadil.
Bedi’s coach Jesse Grewal believes that the golfer needs such exposure and the adjustment in a category above his normal category will help him. “He has already started playing with long clubs and it has been helping him. He has playing well at the domestic level and the exposure in Britain will help and improve his game a lot,” says Grewal.