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Delhi boy Shubham Jaglan wins Junior World Golf Championships
18 July 2015
New Delhi,18/July/2015 (ITNN)>>>> India has a new world champion: Shubham Jaglan,all of 10. The most special guy in the world" in his own,playful,words. The Delhi boy, born into a wrestlers' family in Haryana,won the Junior World Golf Championships in San Diego, California, on Thursday night. "I have finally done it!" Shubham, runner-up last year, said in a Facebook post. "I have won one of the most prestigious tournaments in junior golf - The Callaway World Championship!"
He thanked "my family, Delhi Golf Club... The Golf Foundation for giving me everything that I needed" and "the most important... my coach Nonita Lall Qureshi who pushed my game and mind to this level". The 47-year-old tournament draws top juniors from across the world. Shubham finished with seven-under-par 179, stroking 13 birdies over three days, PTI reported. "It means a lot to me and my dad specially who was with me 24x7.... The last but not at all the least, Amit Luthra sir who has giving me all the support that I needed..." he posted.
Luthra, the man behind The Golf Foundation, had spotted Shubham's talent early. "I picked him up and brought him to Delhi. I saw his swing, and saw that it was technically sound," Luthra told The Telegraph on Friday. When The Telegraph had met the little champ in Calcutta two years ago, Shubham had recounted how he was being trained as a pehelwan at age five when a golf academy opened in his village of Israna, near Panipat.
Within two months, it shut down but the coach told my grandfather that he must let me play golf." Two years later, the family moved to Delhi, selling their cows and buffaloes. "If we hadn't gone, I would've always regretted it," father Jagpal had said. Shubham's heroes are Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. What does golf mean to him? "I would say the three things it has given me most are focus, discipline and becoming the most special guy in the world!" the then eight-year-old had said with a twinkle