Aditi, Trishul set up Indian win

India finished a whopping 17 shots clear of the second-placed Indonesian team, even as hosts Malaysia, who looked good for a silver were disqualified as one of their players signed a wrong card. The team event was fought over two rounds, while the individual honours were decided over three rounds.

In the team event, Chinappa’s rounds 77 and 76 and Aditi’s 73 and 75 did the trick for India, as the second and third rounds were played on the same day. The second day was badly hit by rain.

Bangalore’s Aditi, just 13 years of age, had one of the only two eagles in the tournament. Aditi, who this month topped the field in a pro event playing as an amateur, added 76 in the final round after first two rounds of 73 and 75.

 Eventual overall champion Dottie Ardina, winner of the Usha Queen Sirikit Cup earlier this year, shot 81 in the third round, but still held on as a winner on account of her earlier rounds of 67 and 72 for a total of 220. Aditi finished four shots behind Dottie. Aditi, however, topped the U-14 section.

Among boys, Chinappa shot a third round of 74 to go with 77 and 76 to total 227, five behind Malaysian winner Jeremiah Kim (69, 78, 75). Malaysia’s Muhammad Azry Asyraf Noor Azam claimed the overall title.

Results: Team event: 301: India (Trishul Chinappa 77, 76; Aditi Ashok 73, 75); 318: Indonesia (Kow Eiki 75, 76, Putri Aisyah Aman 83, 84); 332: Taiwan (Min Suhuang 85, 85, Tzu Hanchen 81, 81).

Boys: U-18: 222: Jeremiah Kim (69, 78, 75); 227: Trishul Chinappa (77, 76, 74); 228: Kow Eiki (75, 76, 77).

Girls: Overall: 220: Dottie Ardina (67, 72, 81); 224: Aditi Ashok (73, 75, 76); 227: Sarah Ababa (76, 73, 78).

U-14: 224: Aditi Ashok (73, 75, 76); 227: Loy Hee Ying (75, 74, 78); 233: Xhung Tingtu (79, 75, 79).

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