Nishtha posts top-5 finish in California

Nishtha Madan during Round 1 of the IOA Championship

Nishtha Madan during Round 1 of the IOA Championship

Nishtha Madan, a former Delhi girl who’s family relocated to the US around 5 years back,  achieved a creditable 5th place finish at the US$ 200,000 Epson Tour event in California. Madan was tied for the lead starting the final round but could not recover from a double-bogey on the fifth and bogeys on 10th and 15th to fall back. 

This was Madan’s third event of the year on the Epson Tour, the feeder tour for the LPGA which features 21 events with average purse just over US$200,000. 

“I played very simple, mundane golf this week,” Madan said. “Took the lessons from last week and made sure to tighten the swing up just a little and it came together well. Putter was a little cold today but nonetheless a strong start to the year with a better performance each week. Hope a win is around the corner.”

Joining Madan at fifth place was Indian origin Natalie Srinivasan, who was the 2019 US College Player of the Year. 

Photo – Epson Tour

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