Hunar Mittal, a 15-year-old golfer, from Chandigarh has been recently won at the IIFL Faldo Series India Championship, Noida. Hunar once again proves that age is just a number when you play with a proper commitment to winning the title.
Hunar was tied with the National champion Sneha Singh after the end of the regulation round, but Mittal’s final day score being two shots better than Singh saw the Chandigarh golfer claiming the IIFL Faldo Series India Championship at Jaypee Greens, Noida.
Wintry conditions throughout the course, causing the opening round to be reduced to nine holes, but it was Hunar’s ability to grab every possibility, as the 15-year-old shots one-under-par 71 giving her a total of 182 to win the title.
The Chandigarh Golfer won the winner trophy in girls under - 16 and also won the overall best score trophy of the tournament, which is (under 16-18-21) boys and girls. Her three-day scores were 182. i.e. 37 (9 holes due to rain) 74-71.
Hunar started playing golf when she was five years old at the CGA Range in Chandigarh and became the top-ranked golfer in the under-nine category at the IGU Feeder Tour in 2014. She really has come a long way since then and showed the immense potential that Chandigarh golfers hold.
The Fifteen-year-old is a student of one of India's finest golf coaches, Jesse Grewal, who is a golf genius and coached India's most recent golfing star Shubhankar Sharma.
When the normal teenager's life came calling in the form of a school-homework, Hunar seemed to be deliberately making the most of that time; she is a kind of girl who thinks that hers is a life that must be richly lived.
This is just the beginning of the new chapter in Hunar’s life, which is filled with adventures and honors all around, and Hunar sees this win as a good start to the year and is ready for the challenge ahead. “It’s good to start the year with a win. Conditions at the course in Noida were a bit tough as it got windy and the authority reduced the tournament to 45 holes due to rain. The greens were a bit wet, and it meant that the ball took some time to roll. Adjusting the game for such conditions was the key, and my aim was to play consistently on the final day. Sneha is the national champion and to win the title edging her will boost my confidence.” Said Hunar.
Her proud father is an advocate in Chandigarh, who is the biggest support system in Hunar’s life. Mr. Sachin Mittal always knew that his daughter has a special spark in her, and she can light up the world in whatever field she chooses to begin a career.Posted on: 2020 Jan 22 Wed