City golfers win inter-club title

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Aug 25, 2014 13:43 IST

The Chandigarh Golf Club team of Aadil Bedi of Vivek High School, Jaiveer Singh of St John’s High School-26, Jairaj Singh of DAV Model School, Sector 15, and Karandeep Kochar of St John’s High School, Sector 26, won the inaugural edition of the Inter-Club Junior Golf Championship recently held at Delhi Golf Club.

The Chandigarh golfers were trailing by five strokes after first round in the two-day meet, but rallied on the last day to not only wipe out the deficit but to win the title by one stroke.

At the close of day one, the the players of Delhi Golf Club were leading the tournament by five shots with score of 229. Chandigarh was at the fourth position with score of 234. Karandeep had carded 73, while Aadil returned with 79, Jaiveer with 83 was the third best card of the day for the Chandigarh team. Only three best cards were taken out of four for the team score.

Facing uphill task on day two, all four players played some super golf to wrest the title.

Overcoming windy and humid condition and temperatures of 40 degrees, Karandeep carded 73, while Jaiveer also returned with a one-over 73 card.

Aadil was at two-over 74. The winners ended up with two day score of 455.

As pressure mounted on the last couple of holes, the golfers brought their best game to the fore. Karandeep and Jaiveer managed to sink 20-feet putt for birdies, while Aadil was also on top of his game landing on the green just two inches away from the flag. Delhi golf Club B team finished second runners-up with score of 461. All the four players are trained by coach Jesse Grewal and are regular playing members of the CGC.

“They all are very hard working, disciplined and experienced golfers. Aadil and Karan has been India’s number one players in IGU merit list,” Grewal said.

CGC president Birinder Singh Gill also appreciated the efforts of the golfers.

Golf meet on anvil

Golfing Society at Chandigarh has decided to tie-up with corporate and UT government for financial assistance and host circuit of three days invitational team event ‘Chandigarh vs Rest of India’ based on the Ryder Cup format.

The tournament will be played across three golf courses in Chandigarh. Each team will be of four members (boys /girls) one each from A, B, C and D category. First tournament will take place in last week of December.

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