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Ridhima is the joint leader

Calcutta: The second day of the Asia Pacific Junior Golf Championship, being played at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club, here, on Friday, turned out to be a good day for the Indian boys and girls who emerged on top in their respective categories.

On a day when the course played tough, Thailand’s Suradit Yongcharoenchai shot 2-under par 70 to lead in the individual category. The 15-year-old was level par 144 after 36 holes of play.

India’s Viraj Madappa added another 73 to his overnight 73 to be in the second place, just two shots behind the leader. Teammate Manu Gandas was further two shots behind Viraj.

The duo combined together to take the lead in the team category as they established a four-shot lead over Chinese Taipei ‘A’, consisting of overnight leader Sung I Yu and Chun An Yu. Thailand ‘B’, comprising of Ekthumrong Luanganuruk, Suradit Yongcharoenchai, were in third place at 301.

Meanwhile, in the girls’ A & B category which began on Friday, India’s Ridhima Dilawari shot a level par 72 to be tied for the top spot along with Min-Jou Chen of Chinese Taipei. Gurbani Singh was in the third spot with 73. Ridhima had finished second at the All India Juniors at the very same venue last year, the best finish of her career thus far.