Keshav stars in US Club’s stunning win
The United Services Club scripted an amazing comeback to win the playoff against Willingdon Sports Club Gymkhana and clinch the 23rd Grover Vineyards Inter-Club Golf Championship 2018 played at U.S Club Golf Course on Sunday.
After dominating day-one and the 1st half of day two, Willingdon were clear leaders at 29 points while US Club trailed by six points at 22. US club dominated the Foursomes to come from behind and level the scores at 34 all to take the game to playoffs. Keshav Mishra of USC completely dominated Kushal Thakker of WSC in the playoffs to help USC continue their winning streak on their home turf.
Earlier in the Singles, leaders Willingdon Sports Club started on a winning note with Jamsheed Mehta defeating Capt VM Shah of the US Club to gain two points. Later Kushaal Thackersey, Ashish Agarwal and Sahil Parikh won their respective ties helping Willingdon race to 29 points. Poona Golf Club was in a much better position in the singles with Aaron Rocky, Pranav Mardikar, Rajat Budharaj and Jay Shirke winning their ties and helping their team maintain the 2nd position at 23 points while hosts US Club was a close third at 21 points.
BPGC had an ordinary day at the field barring youngster Ahaan Nath who stood out with his strong performance where he defeated Rahul Divan of Willingdon to gain 2 valuable points for his team. BPGC were lagging behind at 17 points at the end of the Singles round. However, the US Club made an amazing comeback in the Foursomes winning all their games securing 34 points while Willingdon which was looking strong found themselves in a spot of bother as they managed to win only 2.5 points standing at 31.5 with a mustwin match. The pair of Jay seth and Navroze Marshall beat the pair of Avnish Kumar and A.S. Mann of BPGC to level the scores and take the game to playoffs.