India is a country which doesn’t share much optimism when it comes to Golf. But, the Asian games of 2018 looks to promote the sport through some young blood who have it in them to be medal contenders.
The team is led by 18-year-old Rayhan Thomas, who’s ranked among the top 25 amateurs in the world and second among Asian amateurs. Kshitij Kaul could be a surprise should he reproduce the showing that earned him the best amateur’s title at the Hero Indian Open on the testing DLF Golf and Country Club course in Gurugram in March.
Diksha Dagar, whose four-under over three rounds (the lowest ever for an Indian) helped India finish sixth in the prestigious Queen Sirikit Cup in Thailand in May, carries India’s hopes among the women.
However it is the Indian women’s team having the likes of Sifat Sagoo, Ridhima Dilawari and Diksha Dagar who look more prominent to get that medal for the nation.
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