Milind Soni and a amateur season to be immensely proud of

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Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship- TheGolfingHub
Milind Soni put up a lion-hearted performance at the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship in Dubai last month despite being indisposed.

As the year draws to a close, amateur Milind Soni can look back at 2021 with some fondness.

Not only did the 16-year-old continue to make a mark on the Indian Golf Union’s national amateur circuit, but the biggest takeaway for him from this COVID-disrupted season was also his first overseas trip for the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship at Dubai in early November.

YouTube Video: In conversation with Milind Soni

But the start to the week at the Dubai Creek Golf Club was anything was favourable as Milind went down with a bout of food poisoning and could only tee off on the opening day due to a late tee-off time.

It was an exhibition of gritty golf as Milind carded a creditable 71 and followed with rounds of 69 and 71 with a body that was crying out for rest, but was held together by a mind that refused to give up.

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But for the final day 76, which saw him plunge 17 spots, Milind could have finished much better than sole 41st and 3-over 287.

Nevertheless, the lessons from the week, particularly making cut in that state, will stay for long as Milind strives to get better.

Photo: Milind Soni

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