Delhi’s Ashish Bhan led the Indian squad with a 3rd place finish in his individual handicap category at the 27th annual WAGC (World Amateur Golfers Invitational) as he scored a superb net 64 in his 4th and final round played at the tough Red Mountain GC in Phuket.
The squad of Raul Rai, Amit Khansaheb, Deepit Singh, Ashish Bhan and Vikramaditya Jain – all of Delhi made up the Indian team as they competed with 25 teams of 5 players each from across the world over 72 holes strokeplay competition giving a feel of playing a professional caliber event.
The WAGC was founded by Swedish Olympic ice-hockey legend Sven Tumba to promote business and friendship between golfers from around the world. Today the event sees nearly 500 golfers from 40 countries converge at the best golfing destinations and compete individually and in an international team competition complete with flag raising and gala awards ceremony.
Players played a new course each day and the 500 participants rotated across the four courses to compete on level terms with each player getting in 18 holes over four courses. Handicap adjustments were made according to scores each day.
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India has been sending teams to the WAGC since 2009 and in 2024, the qualifying event in India will become hugely inclusive across India.
Video – Ashish Bhan on the way to the stage receiving his 3rd place individual prize