IGU announces Ladies National Team for New Zealand


From L-R – Zara Anand, Vidhatri Urs & Heena Kang

The Indian Golf Union (IGU), has announced its 3 member amateur ladies team for the upcoming Asia-Pacific Amateur Ladies Golf Team Championship, also known as the Queen Sirikit Cup, scheduled for March 20-23 at Clearwater Golf Club in Christchurch, New Zealand.

The team consists of two newcomers to the tournament – Heena Kang of Chandigarh and Zara Anand of Delhi while Mysore’s Vidhatri Urs, played last year. 

Vidhatri, the current All India Amateur Ladies Champion, also has had her fair share of experience in the international arena, having played a few events on the LET Access Pro Tour, a second-rung women’s pro tour in Europe. She has also been a part of the Indian contingent at the Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific for the past two years. 

Heena Kang represented India last month in Australia at the Women’s Australia Master of the Amateurs and Australian Women’s Amateur Championship. She also recently travelled to Thailand for the Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific.

15 year old Zara Anand, the newest member of the team, has enjoyed success at the R&A Junior Girls in Scotland last summer, finishing 6th while making her mark on the national circuit with a runner up finish to Vidhatri at the All India Ladies.

17 year old Indian star amateur Avani Prashanth, who won the Queen Sirikit Individual title by 10 strokes last year in Philippines while leading the team to its best ever 2nd place finish, declined the invitation as she had already accepted an invitation to the prestigious Sage Valley Junior Invitational in USA being played on the same dates as the Queen Sirkit Cup after which Avani will stay on in USA for the Augusta National Women’s Amateur – perhaps the most prestigious women’s amateur tournament in the world. 

Player Profiles – 

Vidhatri Urs – 

Hometown – Mysore

International Tournaments – Queen Sirikit Cup, Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific

Heena Kang – 

Hometown – Chandigarh 

International Tournaments – 

Women’s Australian Master of the Amateurs, Australian Women’s Amateur, Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific

Zara Anand –

Hometown – Noida

International Tournaments – Dutch International Junior Open, R&A Girls U16 Amateur Championship



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