15-years-old Hunar Mittal breaks all odd, wins big tournament at Jaypee Greens
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
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.