Indian origin players shine in the United States


Saptak Talwar will next play the Royal Beach Victoria Open in Canada

A number of Indian-origin players posted good results at various tournaments in recent weeks.

Saptak Talwar – GPro Tour

Saptak Talwar, the 23-year-old from New Delhi, shot 73-66-67 (10-under 216) to finish tied for 11th at the Biggs Classic on the GProTour in Hertford, North Carolina. 

Talwar has conditional status on the Canadian Tour for 2022 and will head to Canada for the Royal Beach Victoria Open scheduled for Jun 2-5 at Uplands GC in Victoria, Canada.

Ami Gianchandani – Women’s U.S. Open Qualifying 

Ami Gianchandani is also a co-founder of Accel Golf app | Photo – Yale University

Over in Massachusetts, Ami Gianchandani, a third-year student at Yale University, shot 71-69 (Even-par 140) to win the 36-hole qualifier at Worcester Country Club and claim the lone spot available for the 2022 U.S. Open, which starts on June 2. 

Gianchandani made a 40ft birdie putt on the par-4 7th and added another birdie  on the par-3 8th, her final hole, to seal her place.  “I knew it was in me to do it, I just needed to execute,” Gianchandani, the reigning New Jersey Women’s Amateur champion, told Mass Golf.

You can see the final results here:

Sifat Sagoo – NCAA Championships 
Sifat Sagoo with her Purdue team

Sifat Sagoo (2nd from Left) with her Purdue team | Photo – Purdue

Sifat Sagoo, a 21-year-old 3rd year student at Purdue University, outside Chicago,  shot 77-74-75-77 (15-over 303) to finish tied-63rd at the NCAA Divsion I Women’s Championships played at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona from May 20-25.

Her team, Purdue Women’s Golf, finished 12th with rounds of 301-299-293-296 (37-over 1189). Entering the day outside the top eight, Sagoo’s team battled throughout the fourth round but were unable to move up the leaderboard to qualify for the match play round. 

Gurleen Kaur – All-American Honours
Gurleen Kaur is now a four-time All American

Gurleen Kaur was named All American for the fourth time (2018, 20, 21 & 22) | Photo – Baylor University

A day after her final round at the NCAA Championships, Gurleen Kaur of Baylor University, Texas, was named second-team All-American by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association. The Houston native is the first four-time All-American in program history. She also owns three of the top-10 single-season stroke-average marks in Baylor history.


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