Back from USA,Aadil eyes consistency

The 12-year-old Chandigarh golfer claimed 21st position in World Cup Championship at Pinehurst while he finished a commendable sixth in World Junior Masters Golf Championship at Las Vegas

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: August 10, 2013 5:21:24 am

Back from an enriching experience in the United States,where he competed in the World Cup Championship and World Junior Masters Golf Championship,Aadil Bedi,the talented golfer from Chandigarh,is hopeful of making the most of it and looking forward to continue his fine form.

However,before he gears up for another tournament,Aadil will take a break from the game for two months. However,after rejuvenating himself and giving the much-needed rest to his body and mind,he will resume his endeavour to become one of the top junior golfers of the country by taking part in further tournaments in the month of November. One of his efforts would be to maintain his top spot in Category C in the Indian Golf Union rankings.

Right now,Aadil is delighted with his effort in the two major tournament in USA. He finished 21st in the recently concluded World Cup Championship for Junior golfers held at Pinehurst,USA and rates the USA experience as a motivating one.

“It was a great learning experience for me. The conditions were windy and humid at Pinehurst during the championship and the greens were sloppy at the golf course. The humidity was 89 % during the tournament and that made things tough for us. But I am satisfied with my 21st place finish among 159 golfers from all over the world in the championship. I shot a round of 70 on the last day of the championship which helped me finish at the 21st position,” shared Aadil,12,who shot an overall score of two-under 218 in the championship. His 21st place finish meant that Aadil was also eligible for the team best ball event and he paired up with Eric Berggren of Sweden to play for the internationals team against Team USA.

The duo eventually lost to the pair of Ricky Castillo and Preston topper. Before the Pinehurst Championship,Aadil also finished a credible sixth in the World Junior Masters Golf Championship held at Las Vegas.

These two tournaments,according to Aadil,has boosted his confidence a lot. “Playing in World Junior Masters golf championship was an altogether different experience. I shot two under-par rounds and the scores were good. My first day score was not satisfactory or else I would have finished in top-3 but I will certainly draw a lot of positives from the championship,” shared Aadil,a student of the Vivek High School.

With three wins under his belt at the IGU circuit,Aadil has qualified for the IGU finals to be held at Jamshedpur,Mumbai and Coimbatore later this year. Moreover,he is confident of maintaining his top spot in the IGU rankings.

The IGU tournaments will be played in November-December later this year and Bedi believes that the much-needed break will work in his favour. “I will not be playing any tournament for the next two months. However,the IGU championships are important tournaments for me. The finals will be played at three cities and I want to win in these tournaments. I have been working with my coach Jesse Grewal and mental conditioning coach Irena Brar and seeking their inputs to improve my performance,” he said.

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