Anshul moves into last-four phase

Anshul Patel enjoyed a splendid run as he entered the semifinal of the 117th Amateur Golf Championship at the Karnataka Golf Association (KGA) on Friday.

The Gujarat lad secured a fairly comfortable 3&2 victory over Surya Kumar K of Tamil Nadu in the quarterfinal, sealing his passage to the last four.

Earlier, Anshul had usurped top-seeded Thai Kammalas Namuangruk by 1up in the pre-quarterfinal in the morning.

Joining Anshul will be day one leader and state-mate Jay Pandya, Thailand's Sadom Kaewkanjana and Harshjeet S Sethie.

After ousting Aditya Chahal 3&1 in the pre-quarters, Pandya upset Merit List leader Kshitij Naveed Kaul 2&1 in the quarterfinal.

The duo of Anshul and Pandya will face off in the first semifinal, while Kaewkanjana will pit himself against Sethie in the other semifinal, on Saturday.

Results (Indian unless specified): Quarterfinal: Anshul Patel bt Surya Kumar K 3&2; Jay Pandya bt Kshitij Naveed Kaul 2&1; Sadom Kaewkanjana bt Prakhar Asawa 3&1; Harshjeet S Sethie bt Amit Kumar 20th.

Pre-quarterfinal: Anshul Patel bt Kammalas Namuangruk 1Up; Surya Kumar K bt Sisira Kumara 5&3; Kshitij Naveed Kaul bt Aalap IL 3&2; Jay Pandya bt Aditya Chahal 3&1; Sadom Kaewkanjana bt Jan Szmidt 5&4; Prakhar Asawa bt Kartik Digvijay Singh 2&1; Harshjeet S Sethie bt Harimohan Singh 5&4; Amit Kumar bt Yashas Chandra 2&1.

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