Young Indian golfers bagged a total of 11 medals, including four gold, at the Kids Golf World Championship in Malaysia.
India’s winners included Arjun Bhati, a 14-year-old Noida golfer from Green Valley School, who won the top spot in the boys 13-14 group; Dubai-based Aarnav Nath in boys-12 and Gurnavjeet Singh Bhatia (boys-11) and Kartik Singh (boys-8).
Delhi: 14-year-old Arjun Bhati, a student of Greater Valley School, Greater Noida wins US Kids Junior Golf World Championship 2018 held in Malaysia in which 29 countries participated. He says, “I want to become world’s number 1 golfer & bring an Olympic gold medal for India” pic.twitter.com/8DuWbsObgx
— ANI (@ANI) December 23, 2018
The competitions started from Under-7 and went right up to the age group of 15-16 for both boys and girls.
The silver medalists included Vibhu Tyagi (boys 15-18); Lavanya Gupta (girls-11) and Arshvant Srivastava, earlier a medallist at US Kids Europe in boys-9. The bronze medallists were Harbin Kaur Jawanda (girls 13-14); Jujhar Singh (boys-12); and Samaira Tomar (girls-9).
Thank you all for your wishes. @uskidsgolf Malaysia Kids Golf world Championship ✅. It was Awesome. Top 5 finish in Girls 9 on final day with a cup? , lots of learning & invitation for European WorldChampshp. @GolfDigest @gujratsamachar, I am enjoying #JuniorGolf #kidsgolf pic.twitter.com/Hx9p0tcEoc-- Advertisement --
— Pall Shingala(Junior Golfer) (@Pall_Shingala) December 22, 2018
Harjai, son of India’s most famous golfer Jeev Milkha Singh won the bronze medal in his category for Boys-8 years.
At least seven other Indians youngsters missed out on the medals narrowly as they finished fourth in their categories. They are Sifat Sayal (Girls 13-14); Riya Yadav (Girls 15-18); Jot Prakash Singh (Boys 15-18); Armaan Adesh Gawde (Boys-9); Manila-based Bhuvas Nagpal (Boys-11); Noida’s Zara Anand (Girls-10) and Parnika Sharma (Girls-9).
This has to be a highlight of my year! Feel so proud of my son Harjai as he finished third in the Kids Golf World Championship in Malaysia today. His love for the sport is infectious. Hope he appreciates the experience of his caddie!! @uskidsgolf pic.twitter.com/9nreVo3c3h
— Jeev Milkha Singh (@JeevMilkhaSingh) December 21, 2018
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