Piyush upsets Yashas to claim title

If the first three days of the championship saw Yashas Chandra in the lead,the final day belonged to Delhi youngster Piyush Sangwan in the IGU Punjab Golf Junior Tournament which concluded at Shivalik Golf Course on Friday.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: October 20, 2012 3:55:01 am

If the first three days of the championship saw Yashas Chandra in the lead,the final day belonged to Delhi youngster Piyush Sangwan in the IGU Punjab Golf Junior Tournament which concluded at Shivalik Golf Course on Friday. 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 title in a close finish.

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.

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.

The front nine holes of the course 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. Maj. Gen. Vishwamber Singh (Captain of the club) gave trophy to the winners.

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