A Good Golfing Week for Indian Golfers

This past week had Indian golfers playing in the British Open, the World Juniors Masters Golf Championship in the USA, and the Moscow Open golfing championship.

Although Shiv Kapur did not finish at the top of the leaderboard in the British Open golfing championship, he did see his name at the top of the leaderboard earlier on in the tournament. Kapur had a great first round, and while he did not end near the top, it was certainly a highlight to see his name on the leaderboard. He said: “For years and years, I’ve watched the Open and I thought it would be nice to have my name on that yellow leaderboard. That dream came true, though momentarily.”

Aadil Bedi, playing in the World Juniors Masters Golf Championship, that took place in Las Vegas, USA, managed to end in sixth place on the last day of the golfing championship. The junior golfer shot 77 on the first day, 73 on the second, and 73 again on the final round.

The young golfer from Chandigarh said: “It was a satisfying performance for me as finishing sixth among 65 of the world’s top ranked golfers will boost my confidence a lot. I shot good rounds on the last two days but on the first day, I shot a round of 77 and dropped my score.” His next tournament will be played between 1st and 3rd August 2013 at the World Junior Cup in Pinehurt, USA.

At the Moscow Open, there were five Indians who made the cut. The five are Jeev Milkha Singh, Gaganjeet Bhullar, Michael Hoey, SSP Chowrasia, and Anirban Lahiri. While Shiv Kapur had done well at the British Open at the end of the previous week, he did not make the cut in this tournament.