July 07, 2017: Gurbani Singh continued her steady rise through the ranks with yet another amateur victory, this time in Indonesia. The young Indian is a junior at Duke University in the US and quickly emerging as one of the most promising female golfers in India. Gurbani emerged triumphant in the 33rd Indonesia Ladies Amateur Open by an emphatic four stroke margin.
Gurbani clinched victory over Indonesian golfer Ida Ayu Indira Melati Putri after both golfers finished with matching scores of 67 in the final round. Gurbani was the only golfer in the AA Division to have stayed under par in all three rounds.
Singh scored 69-69-67 in the three round event. Putri started with a 73 before recovering to post 69 and 67 in the final two rounds. The Indian finished the week at 11-under 205 while her Indonesian competitor ended the tournament at 7-under 209.
The 21 year old from Delhi is on the Duke University golf team, developing her game even as she works to complete her graduation. The Blue Devils have been doing well on the American college circuit.
Gurbani scored six birdies in the final round, three on either side of her trek on the course. She also scored five birdies in the second to add to her four birdies in the first round.
The 5’6” golfer has been playing some consistent golf this season, having played seven tournaments on the amateur circuit around the world. Singh is currently ranked 180 on the World Amateur Golf Ranking.
“Gurbani is a determined and dedicated golfer,” said her coach in India, Romit Bose. “She is constantly seeking to improve her game and is always eager to learn. Even after a long day in college, she is happy to be back on the range or course to fine tune her swing and other aspects of her golf.”
Patricia Sinolungan (72-73-68) finished third at 3-under 213. Rivani Adelia Sihotang and Chiu Hui Wen finished in joint fourth place at 214.