Vasundhara Finishes close 2nd in Southern India championship

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NewZNew (Chandigarh) : Continuing with her winning streak, city’s golf prodigy Vasundhara Thiara has finished a close 2nd in a strong field in the Girls Category C at the IGU Southern India Ladies & Junior Girls Amateur Golf Championship which concluded at the Eagleton Golf and Country Club, Bangalore recently.

Earlier this month, Vasundhara had finished a close 3rd in The Mercedes-Benz Junior Golf Championship’s Asian Masters 2015 at another challenging venue, The Burapha Golf & Country Resort in Chonburi, Thailand.

After a disastrous opening round on a windy day, when she went out of bounds giving away a lead of 6 strokes to finish 7th in a field of 20 girls in the under 13 age group, she came back smartly in the second and third rounds and finished just a stroke behind the ultimate winner Annika Verma.

Says Vasundhara on her return to the city, “It was a very challenging course and we played in very windy conditions. It was being very difficult to adjust. As ill luck would have it, on Day-1 my ball bounced off the cart path, hit a tree and went out of bounds. On Day-2 I played a better round of 77 which catapulted me to the 2nd position behind Annika Verma. It was a 5 over on the Front 9, but I returned into the game by playing even par on the Back 9. Day-3 saw me sinking 3 birdies to return a round of 75 and finish just one stroke behind Annika.”

Vasundhara is now preparing for the forthcoming IGU Ladies and Junior Girls Golf tournament scheduled to be played at the Tollygunje Golf Club, Kolkatta from October 6-9 followed by the IGU Ladies and Junior Girls Golf tournament to be played at RCGC Golf Club, Kolkatta from October 12-15.

However, immediately on her radar is the Junior Golf Championship being organised by the Chandigarh Golf Club on July 4.