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India win team medal at Nomura Cup after 38 years

By The Assam Tribune

DENARAU (FIJI), Aug 19 (PTI): A brilliant performance by teenager Khalin Joshi helped Indian golf team end a 38-year long medal drought and bag a bronze in the biennial Asia-Pacific Golf Championships for the Nomura Cup here today.

Joshi was also tied for third in individual standings.

Indian team, which was lying third after three rounds yesterday, maintained its position to finish on the podium, aggregating 211 in the fourth and final round for a total of 865.

Australia, meanwhile, won the Nomura Cup for a record ninth time with a final round of 201 and a total of 840, while New Zealand finished second at 861 with a final round of 209.

Korea was fourth and Japan fifth in an event where best three cards counted each day. It was India�s first medal finish since 1973 when the Indian team won the title at Jakarta, Indonesia. The team then comprised of RK Pitamber, Billoo Sethi, Vikramjit Singh and Lakshman Singh.

Khalin Joshi, one of the most promising young Indian golfers, shot a superb four-under 68, his best score of the week for a total of three-under 285 that placed him tied third with Daniel Bringolf of Australia and Ryan Fox of New Zealand, all totalling 285. Cameron Smith returned a final round four under par 68, for a nine under par total of nine-under 279, while Jake Higginbottom (66) finished second at seven-under 281.

While Smith and Higginbottom are automatically selected for the Asia-Pacific team to contest the Bonallack Trophy against Europe in Portugal next year, Khalin Joshi will have to compete with Bringolf and Fox for the other spots, which will be decided at the Asian Amateur Championships later in the year.

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India win team medal at Nomura Cup after 38 years

DENARAU (FIJI), Aug 19 (PTI): A brilliant performance by teenager Khalin Joshi helped Indian golf team end a 38-year long medal drought and bag a bronze in the biennial Asia-Pacific Golf Championships for the Nomura Cup here today.

Joshi was also tied for third in individual standings.

Indian team, which was lying third after three rounds yesterday, maintained its position to finish on the podium, aggregating 211 in the fourth and final round for a total of 865.

Australia, meanwhile, won the Nomura Cup for a record ninth time with a final round of 201 and a total of 840, while New Zealand finished second at 861 with a final round of 209.

Korea was fourth and Japan fifth in an event where best three cards counted each day. It was India�s first medal finish since 1973 when the Indian team won the title at Jakarta, Indonesia. The team then comprised of RK Pitamber, Billoo Sethi, Vikramjit Singh and Lakshman Singh.

Khalin Joshi, one of the most promising young Indian golfers, shot a superb four-under 68, his best score of the week for a total of three-under 285 that placed him tied third with Daniel Bringolf of Australia and Ryan Fox of New Zealand, all totalling 285. Cameron Smith returned a final round four under par 68, for a nine under par total of nine-under 279, while Jake Higginbottom (66) finished second at seven-under 281.

While Smith and Higginbottom are automatically selected for the Asia-Pacific team to contest the Bonallack Trophy against Europe in Portugal next year, Khalin Joshi will have to compete with Bringolf and Fox for the other spots, which will be decided at the Asian Amateur Championships later in the year.

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