In the absence of prize money, the endeavour will be to “win love and affection”.
Keeping the “mantra” in mind, 140 junior golfers will tee off in the inaugural edition of the Albatross International Championship when the November 25-27 event gets underway at the Classic Golf Resort in Gurgaon. The main event will be preceded by an opening ceremony a day earlier.
Lending a foreign flavour to the tournament, organised by the Albatross Junior Tour, an initiative of a group of enthusiastic parents, will be the presence of 25 players from USA, Canada, Malaysia, Thailand, South Korea, Sri Lankan and the United Arab Emirates.
Promising names like Ashbeer Saini and Samrat Basu (Category ‘A’, 15-17 years) Arjun Singh and Gurbaaz Takkar (Category ‘B’, 13-14 years), Altarash Barthakur (Category ‘C’, 11-12 years), Aadil Bedi (Category ‘D’, 8-10 years) and Harshjeet Singh Sethi (Category ‘E’, 6-7 years) will be among the Indians to watch out for, while Jordon Knight of the US, Poom Saksansin of Thailand, Korea’s Sun Woo Choi and Sri Lankan Harsha de Silva are among the prominent overseas entries.
To be played over 54 holes, the three-day event will not see a cut being applied.