Aryan wins the BGA West Bengal State Golf Championship title

KOLKATA: Aria Agarwal beat Samridh Sen and local favorite Akbar Khan in a three-way tie to secure the BGA West Bengal State Championship 2020 title at FWEPTA on Sunday.

Going into the final day of the tournament, Aria Agarwal was trailing overnight leaders Samridh Sen and Akbar Khan by two strokes. But his ability to play well consistently had the desired impact as he managed to force a playoff.

The tiebreak could not be broken at the first hole as all three players made a par. But, Aria Agarwal drained a 12-foot straight putt at the second playoff hole, the par-3 second hole, to deny Samridh and Akbar.

The BGA West Bengal State Championship is the inaugural event of the third edition of the Eastern India Amateur Feeder Tour. A total of 88 golfers participated in the inaugural tournament of the season.

I was focusing on my game and was not seeing what others were doing. That's what helped me calm my nerves in the playoffs and that played a key role in my victory, Aryan said Sunday. I want to thank Mr. Indrajit (Bhalotia) who has been leading me for quite some time, my coach Jesse (Grewal) sir and the organizers of this well organized tournament.

In the medium amateur category, Ravindra Vani claimed the title with Col SK Tiwary obtaining the second prize. In the seniors section, Colonel Kapil Sharma fired rounds of 75 and 78 to win the crown by 12 strokes and thus demonstrate his superiority in the category. The second prize went to the Captain (IN) Biswadeep Dey .

The super senior category witnessed a massive 20-stroke victory for Subroto Barua with his total of 180 while Anil Karmakar He took home the second prize. Sinjini Mukherjee claimed the female category title after her sixth over 78, while Nikita Bis settled for second place.