Shubham Jaglan, a 10-year-old son of a milkman from rural Haryana has taken Indian golf to new heights by winning the Junior World Golf Championships at Welk Resort Fountain Course in California.
Jaglan’s three-day total of seven-under par 179 was good enough for him to win the championships by one stroke as he stormed his way towards the junior title in his category.
Jaglan hit as many as thirteen birdies during his three rounds and five of these came during the final round. At the end of round 2, Jaglan was in the joint lead.
Jaglan had finished runner-up at the championships last year and his story this year is one of sheer determination, as he worked extremely hard under the tutelage of the Golf Foundation pioneered by Arjuna Awardee and Asian Games gold medallist, Amit Luthra.
“I have finally done it! I have won one of the most prestigious tournaments in junior golf. All the credit goes to my family, Delhi Golf Club for giving my facilities to play and practice, The Golf Foundation for giving me everything that I needed and the most important is my coach Nonita Lall Qureshi who pushed my game and mind to this level and got me all the way to winning this prestigious tournament,” said Jaglan.
“It means a lot to me and my dad especially, who was with me 24/7 and worked harder than I did. Last but not at all the least, Amit Luthra Sir who has giving me all day the support that I needed! Thanks to all my friends and family for pushing for me and making me who I am,” he added.