Sonam Chugh wins in Karnataka Golf Festival

Bengaluru, Sep 11 (IANS) Sonam Chugh, winner of the 2015 World Corpoprate Golf Challenge in Portugal, raised local cheers when she returned with 37 Stableford points to win in 0-5 handicap category on day two of the seventh Toyota Karnataka Golf Festival at the Karnataka Golf Association (KGA) course here on Friday.

Chugh, a five-handicapper, said: “Every victory is special and so is this one. Now that I have the experience of winning abroad, I am keeping my fingers crossed for booking a slot for the World Golfers Championship and making everyone proud.”

Over 500, golfers playing in the event are on a quest to book five places for the World Amateur Golfers Championship in five different handicap categories (0-5, 6-10, 11-15, 16-20, 21-24)Ato be held in Turkey from November 28 to December 5.

Meanwhile, eight-handicapper L.N. Vittal put himself in contention by winning in 6-10 handicap category with 35 points.

Raphael Parambi recorded 39 points to win in 11-15 handicap category while Bhishm Batra topped the 16-20 handicap category with 40 points, and Shrenik Kumar scored 39 points to win in the 21-24 handicap category.

Toyota Karnataka Golf Festival will feature around 128 new participants on Saturday and Sunday while the Indian Golf Industry Association (IGIA) will host a conference on golf course development, maintenance and management on Saturday at the KGA conducted by renowned consultant Charles Graham, CEO and President, On Course Agronomic Consulting, on Saturday.

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