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17-yr-old Aadil to make pro debut

23 Oct 2018, 04:03 GMT+10

New Delhi, [India], Oct 22 (ANI): If Shubhankar Sharma took the golfing arenas by storm by becoming the youngest Indian golfer to win a European tour, another youngster Aadil Bedi is gradually making a mark in the sport. The 17-year-old Chandigarh player will make his professional debut alongside the stalwarts of the sport at the Panasonic Open scheduled to be held at Delhi Golf Club, New Delhi starting from Thursday.

Aadil will be seen rubbing shoulders with the stalwarts of the Indian golf including Jeev Milkha Singh, Shiv Kapoor, Jyoti Randhawa and Arjun Atwal.

Aadil has won the Indian Merit at the Indian Golf Union circuit 4 times. He shot to limelight when he led the field for the first three days at the recently-concluded Jakarta Asian Games. Unfortunately, Aadil missed the medal and finished at the Tied-13th spot. He has clocked 10230 hours of golf practice in his 292 outings in national and international events and has clinched 171 medals for the country.

In the hindsight, Aadil has taken the decision to turn pro, gearing for the next Asian Games and Olympics. "Since the next Asian games and Olympics are already professional events, I have decided to turn pro so that I can qualify for them. My next goal is to secure a full card for the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) and Asian Tour."

Aadil has already featured in the Eisenhower Cup, World Star of Junior Golf, Malaysian Amateur Championship, British Amateur Championship and Australian Masters of Amateur. "I am looking forward to my one-month trip to the USA wherein I will undergo advance psychology and golf training course in April next year," he concluded. (ANI)

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