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City lad bags zonal golf title

Rohit Kumar Bouri won the inaugural leg of the Tata Steel IGU East Zone Sub-junior title at Beldih Golf Course on Wednesday.

The 17-year-old Kadma boy, who was leading by a solitary stroke overnight, finished three shots ahead of Hassan Rahman Khandokar of Calcutta with a tournament tally of 160.

Sunil Bhaskaran, vice-president (corporate services) of Tata Steel, handed over the prizes.

“It was a tough course, where I made a few mistakes on the opening day. I knew I had to put in a good game today. I began on a steady note and this helped me play my best golf ever. After I made an eagle on hole number 16, I knew I could win from here. I decided to play the remaining holes safely and it made all the difference,” said the young champion.

Jamshedpur’s Bibek Sardar finished third at 164 while Rohil Chokhany of Calcutta and city’s Sharif Khan tied for the fourth place at 175 each. Bishwan Ghosh from Calcutta finished fifth at 179.

Hassan, apart from finishing second overall, bagged the honours in Category B with Bibek Sardar finishing as the runner-up. Rohil Chokhany stood third and Calcutta’s Manish Rajak was fourth with scores of 175 and 180, respectively.

Calcutta’s Sandeep Kumar Yadav emerged as the winner in Category C with a tally of 165 while city-mate Rajib Ali finished second at 181. Abhikank Basu and Pratham Choudhary, also from Calcutta, ended third and fourth, respectively, with scores of 187 and 204.

Another Calcutta lad, Joysurjo Dey, with 183 was the winner in Category D with city-mate Kunal Bagrodia finishing second at 184.

The steel city’s Marshneil Prasad (198) took the honours in eves’ B category while Calcutta’s Sara Muthedath (223) was the winner in girls’ C Category. Garv Lakhmani, also from the Bengal capital, emerged victorious in Category E with 101 whereas local lass Tanya finished second with 105.