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    December 16th, 2011adminSports

    The RCGC Cup amateur golf championship, sixth leg of the Indian amateur tour calendar, will tee off here on Tuesday. The four-day championship will be played over par-72, Royal Calcutta Golf Club. The meet is being organised by the Indian Golf Union.

    No. 1 in India, S. Chikkarangappa, will lead a strong field of about 90 golfers from all over the country. He will look to win back-to-back titles on the amateur circuit, while Chandigarh’s Abhijit Chadha is set to provide the challenge to the Bangalore-based golfer.

    Others who are likely to be in contention for the top honours are Khalin Joshi, Udayan Mane, local lad Raja Sardar, experienced Gagan Verma from Delhi and Vikram Rana.

    The first 26 amateur golfers of the country, as per the IGU’s merit list, qualify automatically for this tournament; around 60 players have made the grade through a qualifier held at the Beldih & Golmuri Golf Club, Jamshedpur, last week and four are nominees of the RCGC.

    The cut, for the RCGC Cup, will be applied after the first two days of play (36 holes) and the first 45 players will compete for top honours by playing another 36 holes. The tournament will be played in stroke play format

    http: www://www.thehindu.com / Sports> Other Sports / by Special Correspondent / Kolkata, December 13th, 2011

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    The President of the Indian Golf Union, Rohit Amit, hailed Indian team’s performance. “This performance of the Indian team shows how Indian golf has progressed in recent times. They won a silver medal at the Asian Games in Guangzhou and then the Asian Junior gold and now the bronze at the prestigious Nomura Cup.

    “The Indian team has been going great guns and we have a fine bunch of young players, who will bring more laurels to the country. Individual performances of players like Khalin Joshi, third at Nomura Cup, besides Abhijit Chadha, winner of Faldo Series Asia Grand Final and Chikkarangappa shows Indian golf is in a very good health

    ” The High Performance coach of the Indian Golf Union, Alan Singh, said, “The Indian boys were superb and they did well on each of the four days and sometimes under very tough conditions. Their combination was excellent and this should be great for Indian golf.”

    Final Team standings (after four rounds): 1. Australia 207 + 212 + 220 + 201 = 840 2. New Zealand 211 + 224 + 217 + 209 = 861 3. India 208 + 226 + 220 + 211 = 865 4. Korea 218 + 213 + 232 +207 = 870 5. Japan 215 + 233 + 233 + 206 = 887 Indian golfers’ final Individual scores: Khalin Joshi 285 (-3) T-3 Chikkarangappa 291 (+3) T-7 Abhijit Chadha 294 (+6) T-12 Angad Cheema 300 (+12) T-25.

    source: http://www.ibnlive.in.com/ PTI / August 19th, 2011


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