May 22, 2022

US Kids Golf India Tour: Chaitanya among 5 players to win double winners

Chaitanya Pandey was among five players to have back-to-back wins in the US Kids Golf India North Tour 2021 at ITC Classic Golf and Country Club. Playing in the under-10 segment, Chaitanya, who came through a play-off in the first test on Thursday, prevailed by three strokes over Dubai-based Siddhaan Chibber.

Other young stars who finished a second time in the US Kids Golf North Tour double-header were Samar Baijal (boys under 7), Shambhavi Chaturvedi (girls 9-10), Parnika Sharma (girls 11-12 ) and Mahreen Bhatia (girls 13-14).

Friday’s youngest winner was Nalinaksh in the boys under-6 and he shot 7 of 43 in his nine holes at ITC Classic Golf and Country Club.

Another popular winner was Prince Bainsla in the boys under 11 and he received a big ovation when he went for his winner’s gold medal after scoring 3 out of 75 beating Armin Paul Singh, the winner of the first round, by three strokes. In the first event, Armin outshot Prince.

In Girls Under 8, Aanya Dandriyal, who finished third in the first event a day earlier, turned the tables and beat Annika Chendira with one shot in the nine-hole brawl.

Arshvant Srivastava looked set for a winning double, as he led by two strokes with two holes to go in his fight with Bhawesh Nirwan. A double bogey after entering the bunker on the 17th and a closing bogey on the 18th meant he went from one under to 2 and lost in one shot to Bhawesh, who made up for his third place finish in the first event.

Tournament director Amit Dube, a former India international and now a coach, was delighted with the response and the performance. “Some of these youngsters have incredible potential and we want to give them the best platform and the best playing opportunities.”

Rajesh Srivastava, President of US Kids Golf India, added: “The first two events after a gap of 20 months have been a huge success. The young golfers, along with their enthusiastic parents, were fantastic and they made it so much fun and we saw such incredible talent at the world class ITC Classic Golf and Country Club. We will soon be announcing plans on how to give these children more opportunities in competition and training because we strongly believe that India has enormous potential, and these children are a perfect example of that.

Top finishers will earn priority points based on their result and scores, which will help them compete in world-class international events such as the US Kids World Championships at Pinehurst in the US and the US Kids Europe competition .

The three junior divisions – Boys Under 6, Boys Under 7 and Girls Under 8 were played over nine holes.

The next series of eight US Kids Golf India North Tour events will be held on December 9-10 at the IT Classic Golf and Resort Club, which becomes the partner of US Kids Golf India and has big plans for up-and-coming golfers. .

Results of the second event of the US Kids Golf India North Tour 2021:


Boys under 6 : Nalinakch

Boys under 7: Samar Baijal

Boys under 9: Vedant Paul

Boys under 10: Chaitanya Pandey

Boys under 11: Prince Bainsla

Boys under 12: Bhawesh Nirwan

Boys 13-14: Vedant Banerjee Sodhi

Boys 15-18: Siddharth Kaul


Girls under 8: Aanya Dandriyal

Girls 9-10: Shambhavi Chaturvedi

Girls 11-12: Parnika Sharma

Girls 13-14 years old: Mahreen Bhatia