Srinivasan triumphs in Golf Festival

Bengaluru, Sep 13 (IANS) Shiv Naren Srinivasan, a regular on the Indian Golf Union’s amateur circuit, emerged winner with 39 Stableford points in the 0-5 handicap category on the final day of the seventh Toyota Karnataka Golf Festival here on Sunday.

The 19-year-old scratch golfer from Chennai frequently visits Bengaluru to take lessons from coach Tarun Sardesai.

Giving all the credit of this win to his coach, he said: “It feels great to win a tournament at KGA and it has happened only because of my coach. My plan is to become the number one amateur of the country and my coach is helping me to do better on the IGU circuit as well.”

Somprabh Kumar Singh carded 33 points to win in 6-10 the handicap category at the Karnataka Golf Association course on Sunday while Gurdeep Virdi (11-15), Syed Rashid Ahmed (16-20) and Om Prakash (21-24) won their respective categories.

The five winners in each category who will represent India in the the World Golfers Championship to be held in Turkey from November 28 to December 5, will be declared on Monday after calculating the scores of the winners of the last four days.

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