Chikka wins All India Junior golf title

Bangalore: Local lad Chikkarangappa shot a brilliant six-under 66 to clinch the All India Junior golf tournament by three strokes here on Thursday.

Second placed Saqib Ahmed also shot an identical 66 but the overall good show Chikkarangappa, who totalled two-under 286, helped the Bangalorean win the title.

The US-based Rigel Fernandes, who excelled on the first two days before faltering on the third, shot a steady 70 and ended third overall in category A.

But Fernandes was the topper in category B, where he totaled 291 and Manu Gandas (75) was a distant second at 304. Shivaren Srinivas (75) was third with 305.

Among girls, Gurbani Singh maintained her supremacy with a card of 71 and a total of 224, while overnight leader Meher Atwal (76) was pushed to second at 228.

In Category C Prakhar Asawa (73) beat Piyush Sangwan by one shot after both carded one-over 73 each. Asawa totaled 288 and Sangwan 289. Karandeep Kochar (314) was a distant third.

In Category D, Kshitij Naved Kaul (81) was at top with a three-round total of 241 and Aadil Bedi (81) was second at 249. Digraj Singh Gill (87) was third at 254.

In Category C for girls, Ankita Kedalya (72) won the first place with 232 while in category D Anshika Singh won with a total of 272.