Baisoya overall leader in Asia Pacific Junior Golf
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Last Updated: Thursday, August 04, 2011, 18:08
Bangkok: Honey Baisoya was once again the steadiest of the Indian youngsters as he kept his lead and was also the overall (Category A & B) leader in the 32nd Asia-Pacific Junior Golf Championships.

The 14-year-old Delhi golfer, Baisoya shot a one-under 71 on the strength of three birdies on the back nine for an even-par 216 for three rounds at the Royal Hills Golf Resort and Spa.

On a hot and humid day, Baisoya (Category B - 13-14 years) saw his lead cut to one, as Thai Kwanchai Kongtavee with a 69 closed the gap.

Baisoya's fine performance also lifted the Boys team (comprising Categories A and B) into second place, up from overnight second.

Baisoya's 71 along with Category A golfers, Syed Saqib Ahmed (75) and Trishul Chinappa (77) saw India in second place at 14-over 662.

But Thailand, aided by Kwanchai's 69 and Nanfa's 71 took their total to three-under 645 and extended their lead to 14 shots. Chinese Taipei (664) was third, just two behind India.

In Category A (15-17 years), India's Trishul Chinappa slumped with a 77 and dropped to ninth place with a total of 222. Two Thais, Nanfa Somnuek and Smithi Teeratrakul shared the lead at 217.

Among girls, India moved into third place and were in the running for a medal. Gurbani Singh (73) shone with a fine performance and with Meher Atwal's 78, India now total 305, behind Thailand's 288 and Chinese Taipei's 295.

Hong Kong at 307 is fourth.

In individual section, Gurbani (151) was seventh, eight shots behind leaders, Thailand's Supamas Sangchan and Pinyada Kuvanun at 143.

In Category B Girls, Aditi Ashok (81) was 11th at 160. In Category C Boys, Karandeep Kochar was tenth at 166 (81, 85).


First Published: Thursday, August 04, 2011, 18:08

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