Rohan Dhole-Patil wins Pune Festival Cup golf

Sports Reporter
Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Pune: Top city golfer Rohan Dhole-Patil sunk three birdies on his outward stretch and found a closing eagle in his home stretch to tally 41 stableford points to score a comprehensive victory over Aditya Garg to win the Pune Festival Cup golf tournament which was held at the Poona Club Golf course here over the weekend.

Zero-handicapper Rohan though opened with a bogey but then settled soon after to par three holes before he pulled out right clubs to kill three birdies in a space of five holes to wrap up his first nine holes in two-under 35.

Pune: Top city golfer Rohan Dhole-Patil sunk three birdies on his outward stretch and found a closing eagle in his home stretch to tally 41 stableford points to score a comprehensive victory over Aditya Garg to win the Pune Festival Cup golf tournament which was held at the Poona Club Golf course here over the weekend.

Zero-handicapper Rohan though opened with a bogey but then settled soon after to par three holes before he pulled out right clubs to kill three birdies in a space of five holes to wrap up his first nine holes in two-under 35.

Rohan was as confident as he could in his Homeward walk opening with two pars before a double bogey marred his card slightly. 

Four pars on a stretch followed before he fired one birdie on the 17th hole before an eagle on the 18th helped him to three-under 33.
Eight-handicapper Aditya Garg finished as the runner-up in the Gold Division, five points behind Rohan at 36.

Urja Saina, who started with 22 handicap, won the Silver Division title with 44 points, while Ira Joshi (40) finished runner-up. 26-handicapper Anushka George won the Bronze Division title ahead of Sunil Thakur (25 handicap). Aryaa Gadekar walked home with the Closest to the Pin (Hole No 4) award.

Results:
Gold Division:
Winner: Rohan Dhole-Patil 41 pts; Runner-up: Aditya Garg 36.
Silver Division: Winner: Urja Saini 44 pts; Runner-up: Ira Joshi 40.
Bronze Division: Winner: Anushka George 45 pts; Runner-up: Sunil Thakur 39.
Individual prizes:
Closest to the Pin (Hole No 4): Aryaa Gadekar 1 ft.
Closest to the Pin (Hole No 16): Kanishka Lunkad 16 ft.
Straightest Drive (Hole No 3): Uday Shinde 3 ft 3 inch.
Straightest Drive (Hole No 18): Mi Kyung Jeong 8 inch.

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