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  • Mumbai's Gauri Kharade and Ronil Kakodkar book spots in the IIFL Wealth Golf Inventional Faldo Series Final, India

    2017-12-07 16:49:18.0
    SACHIN MURDESHWAR

    Ahmedabad: Mumbai's Gauri Kharade and Ronil Kakodkar, booked their spots in the IIFL Wealth ...

    Mumbais Gauri Kharade and Ronil Kakodkar book spots in the IIFL Wealth Golf Inventional Faldo Series Final, India

    Ahmedabad: Mumbai's Gauri Kharade and Ronil Kakodkar, booked their spots in the IIFL Wealth Golf Invitational Faldo Series, India final at the IIFL Wealth Golf Invitational Faldo Series-India regional qualifiers during a windy day in Ahmedabad on Wednesday. Playing at the award winning Kalhaar Blues and Greens Golf Course, Ahmedabad, Gauri playing off a handicap of 10, shot a Gross Score of 80 while Ronil playing off a handicap of 8, shot a Gross Score of 82. With the lowest gross scores in their categories, both Gauri and Ronil have secured slots in the IFL Wealth Invitational Faldo Series, India final in the U-21 Girls and U-18 Boys category respectively.

    Gauri who has been on the golf course since the age of 8 has been training with renowned Golf Coach Vijay Divecha since 2015 in Ahmedabad at Kalhaar Blues and Greens and took full advantage of her knowledge of her home-course while securing the lowest Gross Score in her category (U-21) on the day. Gauri is also runner-up of US Kid Golf European championships that was conducted at the Luffness New Golf Club, East Lothian in Scotland in May 2017.

    Fellow Vijay Divecha pupil, Ronil Kakodkar also booked his spot at the IFL Wealth Invitational Faldo Series, India final with a Gross Score of 82 in the U-18 Category. Joining the two Mumbaikars were Chandigarh's Manya Saini, who secured the lowest Gross Score on the day of 79, playing off a 9 handicap. Her score secured her a spot in the U-16 Girls Category at the IIFL Wealth Invitational Faldo Series, India final. Manya was earlier runner-up at the All India Junior Girls tournament on the same course.

    Five players from the IFL Wealth Golf Invitational Faldo Series-India regional qualifiers, Gauri Kharade, Manya Saini, Dhruv Suri, Ronil Kakodkar and Abhiraj Chauhan have now secured a spot in the IIFL Wealth Invitational Faldo Series, India final in the U-21 Girls, U-16 Girls, U-21 Boys, U-18 Boys and U-16 Boys categories respectively.

    The regional qualifiers of the IIFL Wealth Golf Invitational Faldo Series-India, Ahmedabad was the first of seven regional qualifier events that will culminate in the finals in January.

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