Young guns look to capitalise

Young guns look to capitalise

Familiarity with conditions should help Trishul

The testing Karnataka Golf Association course will first play host to the Karnataka Junior Championship from May 24-27, and then the South India Junior championship from May 30-June 3.

Leading Bangalore’s charge will be the home-grown Trishul Chinnappa, looking to capitalise on every bit of his knowledge of the course in his bid to win his first title of a season that is only two tournaments old. After pulling out of the season-opening Haryana Junior Championship at New Delhi, last year’s Category A overall champion battled through heat stroke and exhaustion to finish a respectable third in the Northern Indian Junior Championship at Noida last week.

“I was four-under and led after the opening round,” Chinnappa said after the practice round on Monday. “But then I suffered a heat stroke and couldn’t play my best game. I thought of pulling out but then decided to continue. I am happy with the way I played and hope to strike it rich at my home course.”

Among the girls, the talented Aditi Ashok -- playing in Category B -- will be the one to watch while Bangalore Golf Club’s Nikita Arjun should prove a strong contender in Category A.
As is the norm, the tournament will be held in four different age categories.