It wasn’t surprising as the strapping lad, who practices at the Aravalli Golf Course in Fairdabad, astonished all by securing a T6 at the 2018 Panasonic Open, his first exposure to an Asian Tour event.
Hear it from the young champion.
“The Pune Open win was special as I played my first pro event here at 14 and finished 16th. My first win as an amateur also came here. My grandparents shifted to Pune in 2001 and I spent my childhood and holidays with them. Any good finish here brings them happiness.
“I had featured on the leaderboard on the PGTI before so I was comfortable within that zone. The Pune win is also special as it was only my fifth tournament after qualifying.”
Till date, the 2019 season remains the high point as apart from the title Kshitij finished top-10 in seven other events and win the rookie of the year award.
Watch for this kid in the times to come!
Pix credit: Kshitij Naveed Kaul