Jeev Milkha Singh’s son shows promise in Scotland


Jeev Milkha Singh’s son, Harjai Singh shot a final round 69 to win by two in Scotland


Harjai Singh, 13 year old son of pro golfer Jeev Milkha Singh and grandson of running legend Milkha Singh showed promise, making a mark on the international stage by shooting 72-70-69 (5-under 211) to win the Boys 13 yr Category at the U.S. Kids European Championship played at the prestigious Royal Musselburgh Golf Club in Scotland.

With seven birdies against four bogeys, Harjai beat his closest opponent by two shots. His progress will be watched keenly to see if he could become the 3rd generation sports hero for his family. 


The tournament saw participation from 16 Indian juniors – 13 boys and 3 girls. Of the 16 Indians who teed up during the week at five famous Scottish golf courses, eight players finished in top-8 or better. All three Indian girls were in top-10,

Mahreen Bhatia

Mahreen Bhatia, competing in the Girls 13-14 category, showcased exceptional skills with rounds of 69, 75, and 69 (3-under 213), securing a remarkable runner-up position. Her outstanding performance earned her an opportunity to participate in the prestigious Van Horn Cup, where she proudly represented India as the sole participant from the country. Teamed up with Liris Matas from Estonia, who secured a commendable third-place finish, Mahreen went on to claim the Morrison Medals with her splendind 4-under par round and added another accolade to her remarkable achievements.

Mahreen Bhatia and Liris Matas pose with their Morrison Medals

European Van Horn Cup

After the conclusion of the three-day European championship, exceptional boys and girls aged 12 years and older from each age group are chosen to compete in the Van Horn Cup, a prestigious one-day best ball tournament held at Craigielaw Golf Club.

The Morrison Medal:

Each year, the boys and girls pairings with the lowest rounds in the match  are awarded a Morrison Medal, named in honor of the late Sir Garth Morrison, who was Lord Lieutenant for East Lothian, and his wife Lady Gill Morrison

Indian results –

Boys Under 7 (Longniddry GC – 9 holes): 2nd Nihaal Cheema 36-32-39 (-1)

Boys 8 (Longniddry GC – 9 holes): T20 Sahib Ajula 42-39-41

Boys 9 (Musselburgh GC) 4th Adit Veeramachaneni (72-72-75) 219 (+3)

T13 Siddhant Sharma (80-76-76)

Boys 10 (Craigielaw GC): T16 Vidit Aggarwal 75-83-80; T46 Aarnav Patel95-89-99

Boys 11 (Craigielaw GC): 47th Paranjaay Mahtani 102-98-94

Boys 12 (Glen Golf Club):T-1 Devvrat Singh Rajawat 82-84-74; 36th Rayan Sao (80-80-83);

Boys 13 (Royal Musselburgh GC): 1st Harjai Milkha Singh 72-70-69 (-5);

T-5 Vihaan Jain (73-72-73) 218 (+2); 7th Arshvant Srivastava 75-75-69 (+3)

Boys 15-18 (Musselburgh GC): 11tth Manyaveer Bhadoo 82-81-76

Girls 11 (Royal Musselburgh GC): 8th Naina Kapoor (81-75-79)

Girls 12 (Glen Golf Club): 5th Ananyaa Sood (77-75-79)

Girls 13-14 (Royal Musselburgh GC): 2nd Mahreen Bhatia 69-75-69 (-3)



Photo – Jeev Milkha Singh

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