SHILLONG: Samridh Sen's final round four over 74 proved good enough for the Kolkatan hold off a determined challenge from Abhishek Mitra to win the Shillong Amateur Open 2021 being hosted at picturesque Shillong Golf Course by just one stroke on Sunday.
On the last day of the event, Stakes were at an all time high as the event was successful in gathering highest number of golfers in this season of IGU Eastern India Amateur Golf Feeder Tour. A nerve jangling final round was exactly what was needed to close out a tournament of such high stature. Sen and Mitras final round duel ensured a fitting end to an eventful weekend at the hills.
Abhishek Mitra made a brave final day charge but his three over 73 which was incidentally the lowest anyone could card today was just a stroke too much to force a playoff. Nevertheless his valiant effort got him the sole second spot in Amateur category and made him the outright winner in Mid Amateur division.
Shillong's Gaurav Bajaj, one of the most prominent faces in countrys golfing fraternity finished third in Amateur while taking home the runner up prize in Mid Amateur thanks to his final round four over 74.
One of the oldest golfers in the field, Hector Marwein did something exemplary today, his final round three over 73 not only was the lowest score of the day, It also earned him victory in two categories, Senior and Super Senior, a combination of feat that sure to encourage a lot of older golfers to start competing at high level. Benu Malakar came in second in Senior division scoring 81 in the final round while Anil Pargals 79 was good enough for a second place finish in Super Senior category. The ladies division was won by Smt K Brahma while Jyoti Agarwal finished second here.
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