Seven young golfers qualified for 18th Asian Games

Vastavam web: Seven young golfers, including Diksha Dagar andAadil Bedi, have qualified to represent India at the 18th Asian Games, scheduled to be held in Indonesia in August.Kshitij Naveed Kaul, Harimohan Singh, Rayhan Thomas also made the cut for the multisport event in the men’s team, while Ridhima Dilawari and Sifat Sagoo were selected in the women’s team, apart from Diksha.A total of six rounds were held and the best five were considered as the qualifying score at the trails, which happened from April 22 to 30 at the National capital region.

Among the girls, Ridhima and Sifat shot eight-under and seven-under to finish at the first and second position, while Diksha, who had won a silver medal for India at the Deaflympics last year, scored five-under to book her ticket to the quadrennial event, where the golf event is scheduled to be held from August 21 to 25.”It is a great previledge to play at Asian games and I am looking to return with gold medal. There are countries such as Taiwan, Korea, Japan and China, who will pose a tough competition but I am confident,” Aadil, who is number one in National Mens merit list, told.