Khushi Hooda wins the All India Ladies Amateur Golf Championship 2018

It was a completely unpredictable match between Jahanvi Bakshi and Khushi Hooda who engaged in what can be only called a neck to neck competition. In the rounds played towards the beginning, Khushi was 2 down but it was in the 17th and 18th hole that the game changed for her! In the 17th hole she successfully played a 30-yard pitch, and on the 18th hole, she shot hit a 17 feet putt which was where the magic worked. Finally, Khushi won by 1 up over Jahanvi.

Khushi Hooda was the youngest golfer who played in this tournament and in a brief conversation with she spoke about her journey through this tournament – “The only goal which set before every tournament is that I have to win. It was a very tough competition for me, and Jahanvi has been playing so well so it feels like an achievement!

2-300x264 Khushi Hooda wins the All India Ladies Amateur Golf Championship 2018About her plans for the near future, she says, “I have to appear for a junior’s tournament next in Bangalore. I have also missed my exams but my school has been so supportive that they have allowed me to sit for my tests after I go back!

While speaking to Jahanvi, she spoke about how this tournament has been a learning experience for her, “The journey through this tournament has been tremendous. It has taught me a lot. I still have a lot of things to learn! Of course, I won many matches at first but Khushi has been a tough competitor. One is a winner and one is a learner – Khushi was the winner while I got to be the learner!

The Chairperson of the Ladies Committee at IGU, Mrs. Nandita Rao, said during the prize distribution, “We had a great tournament and such an interesting one! These two girls have played absolutely brilliant golf. I would love to thank the Tollygunge Club for giving us a lovely course which was in excellent condition for which the tournament could go on smoothly.