Krishnav, Zara, Kartik lead the way as 12th NCR Cup tees off

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The NCR Cup 12th Junior Golf Tournament, organised by the Delhi Golf Society, got off to a rousing start at the Delhi Golf Club on Wednesday.

Krishnav Nikhil Chopraa picked up from where he left off at the last NCR Cup and shot a 2-under 70 to take the early lead, a whopping eight shots, on the opening day of the Delhi Golf Society’s 12th Junior Golf Tournament on Wednesday.

Opening with a birdie, Krishnav collected shots on the 8th, 10th and 14th holes. His lone blemish came on the par 4 16th. Krishnav’s was the lone sub-par card on Day 1, which saw Categories A and B battle it out on the Lodhi Course.

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Tied at 8-over 78 in this Category, Abhyudaya Rawat and Yash Chaudhary have their work cut out on Thursday. Parth Chaudhary and Devin Singh are T4 with a score of 79.

In the Amateur Category, Umed opened with a 78 to open up a four-shot lead over Abhiraj Singh Benipal (82). Raunik Kharkwal, Md Akram and Arjun Dabas are T3 with cards of 87.

Delhi Golf Society’s Camp of Excellence student, a programme powered by the Container Corporation of India, Zara Anand, who was the overall winner in A and B Girls Combined, opened with on a strong note in A Girls, the level-par card giving her a two-shot lead over Preitisha Gill. At 75, Keya Badugu lies sole third.

Kartik Singh, who ruled B Boys in the last chapter of the NCR Cup, opened with a quiet 74 to nose ahead of Aman Sharma (77) and Anas Khan (79).

Among B girls, Ayesha Gupta, another Camp of Excellence pupil,  shot an opening 76 but the effort was enough to give her a handy eight-shot cushion over Apeksha David. Myra Kumar is third at 86.

In A and B Boys combined, Krishnav and Kartik occupy the top-two spots while Zara and Preitisha are the top names in the combined girls’ list.