Mumbai youth Gauri Kharade and Ronil Kakodkar have booked their spots in the IIFL Wealth Golf Invitational Faldo Series, India final through the regional qualifiers during a windy day in Ahmedabad.
Playing at the award-winning Kalhaar Blues and Greens Golf Course Gauri, playing off a handicap of 10, shot a gross score of 80 while Ronil, playing off a handicap of 8, fired 82 to secure the slots in the U-21 girls and U-18 boys categories respectively yesterday, a media release said.
Joining the two Mumbaikars was Chandigarh's Manya Saini, who secured the lowest gross score on the day of 79, playing off a 9 handicap to secure her a spot in the U-16 girls category.
Manya was earlier runner-up at the All India junior girls tournament on the same course.
Overall five players from the regional qualifiers
Gauri, Manya, Dhruv Suri (U-21 boys), Ronil and Abhiraj Chauhan (U-16 boys) have now secured spots in the India final.
The regional qualifier in Ahmedabad was the first of seven qualifier events that will culminate in the final in January, the release added.
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