Pranavi emerges champion

Pranavi emerges champion

Mysuru girl Pranavi Urs clinched the girls' under-16 and overall title in the IIFL Wealth Golf Invitational Faldo Series, booking a  berth for the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final to be held in Vietnam in March.

The teenager shot a final round one-over 73 to finish on 223 along with Anika Varma at the Karnataka Golf Association. She then held her nerve to edge out Anika in the first play-off hole.

Tanirika Singh posted a disastrous final round score of 80 but still earned the right to fly to Vietnam in the under-21 category. She totalled 232 while her nearest rival Sifat Alag signed off eight shots behind.

In the boys' section, Surya Kumar K (U-21), Rahul Ajay (U-18) and Harshjeet Singh Sethie (U-16) emerged winners and will fly to the South East Asian nation.

Final scores: Boys: U-21: 224: Surya Kumar K (73, 78, 73); 227: Viren Thapar (78, 71, 78); 233: Prakhar Asawa (78, 80, 75).

U-18: 225: Rahul Ajay (71, 77, 77); 229: Sunhit Bishnoi (73, 78, 78), Kartik Sharma (74, 75, 80).

U-16: 225: Harshjeet Singh Sethie (76, 77, 72); 229: Saurav Rathi (79, 78, 72); 231: Raghav Chugh (80, 72, 79).

Girls: U-21: 232: Tanirika Singh (78, 74, 80); 240: Sifat Alag (82, 82, 76); 242: Sanjana Ashwin (85, 80, 77).

U-16: 223: Pranavi Urs (79, 71, 73), Anika Varma (76, 74, 73). Pranavi wins in playoff; 230: Sifat Sagoo (79, 78, 73).

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