Expectations go up whenever Karan Mehto tees off. The diminutive golfer has of late proved himself across golf courses, and Karan’s latest triumph came at the iconic Chandigarh Golf Club, venue of Bogey Sport India and Middle East Golf Tour’s Event 3 on Friday.
Executing what he is known for, Karan carded a one-over 73 to win the amateur boys’ section by a three-shot margin. There was a three-way tie for the second spot between Nikhil Sharma, Jaiveer Singh and Umed Kumar.
Heena Kang was the one to watch out for among amateur girls, and she topped with a score of 9-over 81. Muskaan Bhardwaj and Aarti Misra trailed by a distance at 100 and 101 respectively.
The Category A boys’ podium read as follows — Abhyudaya Rawat (76) and Aditya Sood (79). Ransher Singh Randhawa, Gurmanjit Dhillon and Mohul Dhingra tied for third at 84. Among girls in the section, the top spot went to Mehar Nijjer (77), followed by Aarushi Bhanot (87) and Ira Singhal (113).
In ‘B’ boys, Ajay Kumar edged out Waris Kamboj (76) by a shot. Ivan Jolly trailed by a distance with a score of 85. In girls, Mannat Brar (78) won hands down over Ceerat Kang (84) and Henaaz Khera (86).
Category C boys had just two contestants and Hriday Rialch prevailed with a score of 89 over Adishwar Singh Chahal (95). In girls, Guntas Kaur Sandhu (87), Ganika Goyal (102) and Prabhleen Kaur (104) followed in this order.
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Danish Verma returned the only sub-par card of the day with a one-under 71 to win Category D boys. For the rest, it was a learning experience and that reflects in the scores. Gurshaan S Dhillon (81) and Aryaveer Singh Grewal (94) followed Danish. Advika Datta (95), Guneet Sekhon (106) and Anhad Kaur (107).
The tiny tots competed over 9 holes, and Zorawar Sandhu won Category E boys with a even-par card of 34. Sohraab S Talwar (37) and Ezra Cavo (48) were next. In girls, Ojaswini Saraswat was the lone contestant and she returned a score of 35.