Monday, February 19, 2018

IMG_8483At the background of the curtain raiser to the 7th edition of the Indian Golf Expo to be held in Bangalore on the 19th and 20th of April 2018, the Golf Industry Association, today, felicitated Bangalore Boys Syed Saqib Ahmed and Khalin Joshi.

Syed who was a top Junior and ranked amongst the top 3 amateurs in India was felicitated for his maiden Pro Title at the Cochin Masters, held earlier this month, while Khalin was recognised for fifth place finish at the Maybank Championships in Malaysia – a win that has also secured his card for 2019.   

Commenting on his maiden title, Syed shared, “My first win was very special especially coming after 3 years. I have started focusing on developing my mental strength as well recently and that I believe has immensely contributed to my win, in Cochin, where even after bogeying the 15th and 16th holes, I managed to birdie the 17th and 18th to eventually win in Cochin by 3 shots.” Syed was also glad that his win at the Cochin Masters secured him a slot at the Indian Open, his first European Tour Tournament.

Khalin Joshi, who with his fifth place finish at the Maybank Championships, secures his card for 2019, said that this finish allows him to approach the rest of the year, a lot more relaxed and focus on winning, more than just staying in the midst and worrying about his card status. 

Khalin and Syed, now head to the Golconda Masters in Hyderabad, followed by the Indian Open in New Delhi.