Divjot, Chaitanya, Krishnav, Zara’s birdie show lights up 12th NCR Cup

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Krishnav Chopraa continued his domination in the NCR Cup 12th Junior Golf Tournament, shooting a 68 on the back of an opening 70 in A Boys. Photo: Satish Kaushik.

Day 2 of the NCR Cup 12th Junior Golf Tournament was proof of the fast-improving standards in Indian junior golf.

If the thought is that birdies are the exclusive domain of the big boys and girls, think again.

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Divjot Gupta, Krishnav Gupta and Chaitanya Pandey stood out with their under-par performance as the Delhi Golf Club’s par-62 Peacock Course witnessed action for the first time in this edition.

First up, Divjot, competing in E Boys, shot a 4-under 27 to work up a handy lead over Avviraj Kalia at 2-over 33. Samar Singh is at 38.

There is a tie for the top spot in E Girls with Amaira Gulati and Aaradhaya Rawat shooting identical 4-over 35. Unnati Singh follows at 37.

Krishnav Gupta was another standout name in the tiny tots with his card of 3-under 59 in D Boys. Sohraab Singh Talwar followed with a level-par card and a shot ahead of Shan Alvi and Dhruv Lamba.

Among girls in this section, Annika Chendira and Bhuvi Srivastava are tied for the top spot with 69, followed by Abner Sengar at 79.

Going with the flavour at the Peacock Course, the prolific Chaitanya Pandey opened with a 1-under 69 for an impressive 10-shot cushion over Heydaan Bajaj and Sakshity Purendre (71).

C Girls was a lot more closely fought with Anushka Gupta’s 4-over 66 giving her a three-shot lead over Smira Bhambari and Riddhima Singh, tied at 69.

Kartik Singh continued his supremacy in B Boys but his showing would not have pleased him. After opening with a 2-over 74 at the Lodhi Course, Kartik came up with a 76 to lead by three shots over Aman Sharma (153). Delhi Golf Society’s Camp of Excellence member Ranveer Mitroo lies a shot back at 154 (80, 74).

Among B Girls, Camp of Excellence student Ayesha Gupta too continued to lead, following up her opening 76 with a 77. At 166, Apeksha David is next and followed by Myra Kumar at 172.

Umed looks a runaway winner in the Amateur Category. Opening with a 78, he put on a much better show to shoot a 73. At 151, he leads over Md Akram (164) and Mehul Gulati (171).

Krishnav Nikhil Chopraa’s consistency is mind-boggling. After opening A Boys with a 2-under 70, Krishnav went lower to card a 4-under 68 to match Thursday’s best score, also shot by Zara Anand. At 138, Krishnav’s nearest competitors Yash Chaudhary and Abhyudaya Rawat are at 154.

Lifting her game several notches, Zara’s 68, on the back of an opening level-par 72, placed her nine shots over Keya Badugu and Preitisha Gill, who are tied at 149.