Gurugram golfer Nishtha Madan wins in Arizona

April 28, 2021, Gurgaon

GolfCactus Tour


Young Indian golfer Nishtha Madan came up with a great display of putting to win her fourth career title on the Cactus Tour — a developmental tour in Arizona — by four strokes.

The 23-year-old Gurugram resident, a Sacremento State University graduate who turned pro in 2020, had a superb first round of 63, her personal best, on Friday. She followed it up with identical 71s on the next two days to finish at an 11-under par. She beat Cheyenne Woods of the US by four strokes.

Nishtha, whose goal is to play on the LPGA Tour, had to face a lot of uncertainty last year after the Q-School was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. She was then forced to play the Cactus Tour, which helped her gain confidence.

Nishtha clinched her third title, aggregating 15-under par (66, 68, 67), at Apache Creek on the Cactus Tour in November. — Agencies

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