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10-year-old Indian golfer Shubham Jaglan wins 2nd title in 2 weeks

NEW DELHI, July 24: Shubham Jaglan, the 10-year-old son of a milkman from rural Haryana, won his second junior world golf title in as many weeks, winning the International Junior Golf Academy's world stars of junior golf tournament in Las Vegas on Thursday to add to his Junior World Golf Championships title in San Diego last week.

The prodigy brought home a score of 106 in three rounds to win by five strokes, ahead of two Americans Justin Dang and Sihan Sandhu and Thailand's Pongsapak Laopakdee for the Boys 9-10 years category title at the Angel Park.

Jaglan had triumphed by one stroke at the Junior World Golf Championships after scoring a three-day total of seven-under 179 last Sunday at the Welk Resort Fountain Course in California.

"It's just a dream come true. It was all my year's hard work. I am celebrating in a great way. All my friends are congratulating me," Shubham said.

"It was all because of my family's support, my coach, my school which helped me in the US, that's why I could speak to you actually and my golf club DGC for giving me all facilities for playing. Especially my dad supported me through my life and it has been a great journey.

"I am really happy that Shubham has won his second world title in a row," Jaglan's mother Anjali said.

Former golfer Nonita Lall Qureshi has been training Shubham since he was seven-years old. He was five years old when he started golf, practicing in an agricultural field. He has already won over 100 tournaments.

Zach Johnson is The British Open Champion

ST ANDREWS, July 20: Zach Johnson beat Marc Leishman and Louis Oosthuizen in a four-hole playoff to win the British Open Championship at the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland.

Zach Johnson, the 39-year-old American, wins the British Open in a playoff, adding it to his only other major, the 2007 Masters.

“That jug means so much,” said an emotional Johnson after receiving the trophy.

Johnson started three strokes off the pace and so set off a bit earlier than many of the contenders. He fired a 66, tied for the low round of the day, capped by a huge 20-footer for birdie on 18, then essentially dared the field to match him.

Only Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman could, but a birdie-birdie start gave Johnson control of their three-way playoff.

For Jordan Spieth, who was just one stroke off the pace, no Grand Slam, and no doubt bad memories of a four-putt double bogey on No. 8.

10-yr-old Indian, Shubham, is Junior World Golf Champion

SAN DIEGO, July 17: 10-year-old prodigy Shubham Jaglan today scripted a scintillating one stroke win at the Junior World Golf Championships being played at Welk Resort San Diego – Fountain Course. His three-day total of seven-under par 179 was better than rest of the field to become the Junior World Champion in his age category.

Shubham blitzed the golf course over the past three days with not less than as many as thirteen birdies during his three rounds. Five of them came during the final round today which proved to be the difference as he was in the joint lead at the end of round 2.

Shubham, who had missed out last year with a runner up finish but through sheer determination, he made sure he got the top billing this year.

The son of a milkman from rural Haryana, Shubham was taken under the wings of the Golf Foundation pioneered by Arjuna Awardee and Asian Games Gold Medalist, Amit Luthra. The Golf Foundation saw the potential and have given him their unconditional support to make the game accessible to him and he is repaying their faith with his outstanding results.

Shubham clearly overwhelmed with the victory said, “I have finally done it! I have won one of the most prestigious tournaments in junior golf. All the credit goes to my family, Delhi Golf Club for giving my facilities to play and practice, The Golf Foundation for giving me everything that I needed and the most important is my coach Nonita Lall Qureshi who pushed my game and mind to this level and got me all the way to winning this prestigious tournament! It means a lot to me and my dad especially, who was with me 24/7 and worked harder than I did. Last but not at all the least, Amit Luthra Sir who has giving me all day the support that I needed! Thanks to all my friends and family for pushing for me and making me who I am.”

 



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