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Girraj Singh Khadka denies Rohan Dhole Patil to retain his title at IGU Eastern India Amateur Golf Championship

The Eastern India Amateur Golf Championship is one of the world's oldest golf tournament dating back to 1890s. The event was introduced by Royal Calcutta golf Club and later was conducted by The Indian Golf Union from the 1960s. The competition is making a comeback to RCGC after couple of years.

In the semifinals held on 13th April, Maharashtra's Rohan Dhole Patil beat Anirudh K by a comfortable margin of 2&1. Jaipur's Girraj Singh Khadka had to endure comparatively tougher challenge from Basavaraju GN as they both finished on level terms through 18 holes. Girraj broke the deadlock on 20th hole with his winning putt on 2nd. 

In the final showdown on 14th April, the onus of defending the title was on defending champion Girraj Singh Khadka and guess what he retained his crown with some style. He left no room for his opponent to make a comeback during the entire course of play as he won the final tie being 6 up with 5 holes to play (6&5). He sounded excited after his victory,' I am speechless, all the hard-work I put in paid off today'. On asking about his next goal, he replied, 'I am going to try my luck in next year's PGTI Qualifying School'.
 
Basavaraju GN was given the Hole In One prize as he holed out his tee shot on par 3 13th.
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