Shubhankar emerges champion

"I am delighted with this win. It was a tough day as Harjot was really pushing me all day. He played some wonderful golf and I I would like to congratulate him too. The opportunity to go to Faldo Series Asia Championship comes once in a lifetime and I am happy to get this opportunity"

Playing a controlled game, Shubhankar Sharma of ITC Classic Golf Club, Manesar, claimed the title with a margin of two strokes over Harjot Singh Soni of Army Golf Course, on the final day of the IGU Chandigarh Juniors Golf Championship played at Chandigarh Golf Club. Sharma returned with a score of four-over-292 (73-72-74-73) in the championship to claim the title.

"I am delighted with this win. It was a tough day as Harjot was really pushing me all day. He played some wonderful golf and I I would like to congratulate him too. The opportunity to go to Faldo Series Asia Championship comes once in a lifetime and I am happy to get this opportunity," said Sharma.

Arjun Singh representing Army Golf Course, New Delhi finished third on the leader board with a four-day score of 295 (77-74-74-70). Shubankar and Harjot Singh Soni have qualified for the Eighth Faldo Series Asia Championship to be played in Mission Hills, China next year.

In U-14 category, Prakhar Asawa of Chandigarh avenged his loss in Toyota IGU Northern India Juniors as he defeated Piyush Sangwan with a margin of one stroke and registered a victory with a total score of 296 (74-72-74-76). Sangwan carded a total score of 297 (75-77-74-71) over four days. Tanvir Kahlon of Air Force Golf Club, New Delhi finished third with a total score of 303 (77-73-74-79).

Saaniya finishes fifth

Chandigarh's Saaniya Sharma finished fifth with a overall score of 228 on the final day of the Hero-CGR Women's Pro Tour Golf Tournament played at Classic Golf Resort, Gurgaon. Sharma carded a score of 80 on the final day to finish fifth in the championship. Vani Kapoor produced a dramatic birdie-finish to win her a second straight title in as many weeks.

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