MUMBAI: Pukhraj Singh Gill, of the Phillaur Golf Club, registered an excellent come from behind victory at the USHA IGU PUNJAB JUNIORS GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP 2013, which concluded at the Chandigarh Golf Club. Pukhraj, who ended the penultimate day in fifth position, trailing the leader Tapendra Ghai by as many as seven strokes, carded a two under 70 on the final day, to finish with an overall score of 299, three strokes clear of Tapendra and Feroz Singh Garewal. Both Tapendra and Feroz eventually finished joint second with a score of 302. With this win, Pukhraj is sure to make his move up the Indian Golf Union (IGU) Juniors Tour Order of Merit, where he is currently lying fourth.
Mr. G. S. Sandhu, President of the Chandigarh Golf Club, was chief guest and presented the winners with their prizes.
Pukhraj on the final day, played like a boy possessed, sinking as many as six birdies over 18 holes and even a double bogey on the par four 12th could not stop his surge to the top. He was of course helped by his two closest rivals, Tapendra and Feroz having a terrible day on the golf course. Feroz carded a six over 78, while overnight leader Tapendra registered an even worse eight over 80, to quash any hopes of victory that they might have nurtured at the start of the day.
Karandeep Kochar of the Chandigarh Golf Club emerged victorious in the Category B section finishing with a score of 307, four strokes clear of Kartik Sharma who ended up with 311.