IGU Team fails to deliver in Philippines


Indian Team at the Nomura Cup in Phillippines – Yuvraj Singh, Lt. Gen. Bhusan (IGU), Krishnav Nikhil Chopra & Shaurya Bhattacharya

The 3 member IGU Team consisting of Shaurya Bhattacharya, Krishnav Chopra and Yuvraj Singh failed to deliver, finishing 10th in the prestigious Asia Pacific Amateur Team Championship (Nomura Cup)  played in Philippines from Nov. 15-18.

Individually Shaurya Bhattacharya scored 72-79-72-70 (5-over 293) to finish 20th. Krishnav Chopra, who just joined Long Beach State University’s golf team in California,  shot 73-77-75-71 (8-over 296) to finish 24th and Yuvraj Singh, shot 72-73-74-79 (9-over 298) finishing 28th.

Team Japan ended winners for the 10th time, shooting 24-under 552 over surprise runners up Singapore (17-under 559).

The Nomura Cup, also known as the Asia-Pacific Amateur Golf Team Championship, is a biennial amateur team golf championship for men. The inaugural event was held in 1963 as a tri-nation tournament in the Philippines when the host nation took on Japan and China. 

The tournament is held over four days with 18 holes of stroke play on each day, the best two daily rounds counting for the team score out of three players. The tournament has been dominated by Australia, who have won the Cup 10 times and Japan, who have won 7 times. The winning team receives the Nomura Cup, which was named after Shun Nomura, the former Vice-President of the Japan Golf Association who donated the Cup.

India’s history in the Nomura Cup

As a team, India has medalled three times in the Nomura Cup. The 1973 team, consisting of RK Pitamber, Billoo Sethi, Vikramjit Singh and Lakshman Singh, won the title in 1973 at Jakarta, Indonesia.

In 1993 the team won bronze and did so again in 2011 when  Khalin Joshi finished third individually in Fiji. Harmeet Kahlon won the individual title in 1997.

India has hosted the event once – in 1981 at Royal Calcutta Golf Club in Kolkata.  That year Japan lifted the trophy with New Zealand finishing second. 

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