Jamshedpur, April 6: Ribhav Verma lit up the opening round of the Milky Moo Golmuri Juniors as he carded the best round of the day at the second event of the Milky Moo Championship–IGU East Zone Feeder & Sub Junior Tour here at the Par 71 Golmuri Club.
Hailing from Bengdubi area of Darjeeling, Ribhav shot a four over 75 in the Category D event as he took a six-stroke lead into the final round. His round consisted of two birdies on the 1st and 14thholes and were the most any player in the field hit in the entire day, carrying on his good form the previous event at Beldih Club. Anshul Mishra is placed second followed by Aditya Khaitan a further five strokes behind at 86.
In the combined Category A&B, it was Rakshik Basu who leads overnight with an 81 over Saquib Hussain by five strokes. Shaurya Ekka, Suveer Kapoor and Sushant Kumar are tied third a further two strokes behind at 88. Rakshik also leads the Category B event with Saquib in second place and Suveer in third.
The closest competition is in Category C as Shilong’s Mohit Balsubramaniam leads Rishi Biswas by a single stroke following an 85. Kabir Mehta is in third place a further four strokes behind.
Category E is led by local lad Aryamann Singh and Kolkata’s Varish Mohta as both shot 45s in a bid to clinch the title tomorrow. Another local lad Aarit Goyal is a stroke behind and this will be an interesting battle for the remaining nine holes.
Amongst the girls, Yaalisai Verma, Rishav’s sister, is a clear leader by thirteen strokes and looks on course for a second victory this week. Sana Hussain and Anaahat Bindra are leading the Category C & Category D events respectively.
In a new initiative, a parent child putting challenge was organized for the golfing and non golfing parents accompanying the young guns fighting it out on the course. The three hole competition amongst the golfing parents was won by the father son duo of Sajid Hussain and Saquib Hussain. The other event with the non golfing parents has reached a playoff which will be played on Friday amongst six teams.