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Shubhankar to play golf at Edinburgh Castle ahead of Scottish Open

Press Trust of India  |  Edinburgh (Scotland) 

Rising Indian will hit his first competitive shot not at a conventional course, the Club, where he plays the from Thursday but at the iconic Edinburgh Castle, where he features for the first time at the Hero Challenge that precedes the main event.

Shubhankar, 21, plays alongside the legendary star, besides Rafa Cabrera-Bello, Olympic bronze medallist Matt Kuchar, American and local man

It is my first time at the Hero Challenge and it should be fun. Seeing the was on my list, but hitting a shot there is something else. It should be fun, said Shubhankar as he prepares for the main event.

Talking about his experience of being here for the link events at and then The Open next week, Shubhankar said, I am feeling good. Last week, the Irish Open was my first taste of link courses. This is the second week of link courses for me and I am very excited.

It's (the Scottish Open) a great preparation for That is the reason why so many players from the come and play these two weeks in and Even though the set-up of the course is not as tough as the Open, but it just prepares you for link golf, for the hard fairways, the pot bunkers and the mounds."

Pawan Munjal, Chairman, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Hero MotoCorp, added: The overwhelming success of this unique concept of in our debut season and last year has encouraged us to bring the 2018 edition of the Hero Challenge to once again.

"I am glad to see the Hero Challenge playing a role in attracting a large number of new fans to golf and I am sure this will go a long way in further popularising the game among young fans.

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 20:35 IST