2nd North East Olympic Games 2022: Assam sweep golf events with 5 gold
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2nd North East Olympic Games 2022: Assam sweep golf events with 5 gold

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By EMN Updated: Nov 13, 2022 9:59 pm
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Assam golfers took the team gold medal for the best four scorecards at the ongoing 2nd North East Olympic Games 2022 in Shillong.

Dimapur, Nov. 13 (EMN): Assam’s golfers dominated the Shillong Golf Course, known around the world as the ‘Gleneagles of the East’, winning five gold medals at the 2nd North East Olympic Games 2022.

Golf events which commenced on November 10 concluded on Sunday. The golfers played a round of 18 holes a day over four days on the challenging but beautiful course, an update from the organisers stated.

Besides the five gold medals, Assam also won two silver and two bronze medals. Hosts Meghalaya came second with one gold, six silver and four bronze.

Manipur took one gold and two bronze, while Arunachal Pradesh claimed one gold.

Assam took the team gold medal for the best four scorecards with the team comprising Snigdha Goswami, Jakir Hussain, Biki Datta and Kalyan Sahul. Meghalaya were the silver medallists and Manipur took bronze.

The overall individual gold was bagged by Assam’s Goswami, who was outshot Assam’s Hussan and Meghalaya’s Dr KI Singh.

In the individual categories, Meghalaya’s only gold medal was won in the Amateur division by the state’s youngest golfer at the tournament, Jason Passah, who took up golf only two years ago after coming back home to Meghalaya during the Covid-19 pandemic. The second place went to Biki Datta of Assam and Jonathan Iawphniaw of Meghalaya.

Goswami took gold in the Ladies’ event, with Meghalaya claiming silver and bronze through Jyoti Agarwal and Pooja Goenka respectively.

Keisham Indrajit Singh of Manipur won the Super Senior event ahead of Hector Marwein of Meghalaya and Nagesh Singh of Assam.

Arunachal’s lone gold came through Col. Hemonto Panging, who won the Senior category ahead of Benu Malakar of Meghalaya and Lhunkhotang Hangsing of Manipur.

Hussain won the gold for Assam in the Mid-Amateur category, with Meghalaya taking the silver and bronze through Dr Singh and Gaurav Bajaj respectively.

The Professional category was won by Deben Bhumij of Assam, Anil Ram of Meghalaya took second position and Deepraj Chetia of Assam third.

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By EMN Updated: Nov 13, 2022 9:59:22 pm