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.