Top pro Jyoti Randhawa’s son Zorawar wins maiden golf title

Zorawar is the son of eight-time Asian Tour winner Jyoti Randhawa and Bollywood actress Chitrangada Singh.

By Utathya Nag

Zorawar Randhawa, son of Indian golfer Jyoti Randhawa, is following in his father’s footsteps.

The 13-year-old Zorawar, on Thursday, won his maiden golf title after clinching the Teen Boys B title at the Champions Links Challenge golf at the Golden Greens Golf Club in Gurugram, Haryana.

The event is a WAGR (World Amateur Golf Ranking) and JGS (Junior Golf Scoreboard) ranking tournament. Zorawar carded a 22-over 166 to score a six-shot victory over the -placed Ranveer Dhupia in the two-round event.

The teenager ended the first round with nine-over 81 and the second round with a 13-over 85 on the par-72 course.

Zorawar is the son of golfer Jyoti Randhawa and Bollywood actress Chitrangada Singh. Jyoti and Chitrangada got married in 2001 but separated in 2014.

Jyoti Randhawa was one of India’s top golfers from the late 1990s to 2010 and has been an eight-time winner on the Asian Tour during the period. He was among the top 100 golfers in the Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR) several times between 2004 and 2009.

He has also featured on the European Tour and has seven top-three finishes to his name.

Jyoti had, in an earlier interview, confirmed his son Zorawar aspires to be a professional golfer just like him.

“He (Zorawar) wants to be a professional golfer. He is fully into golf. He followed me in a few tournaments, really got the bug and now he is trying to make his way into golf,” Jyoti told the Times of India last year.

“I give him some golf lessons, but he doesn’t listen to me,” he had added.

Champions Links Challenge other results

Daksh Shokeen, with a tournament total of 10-under 206, won the title in the men’s amateur category. Raghav Chugh, who won the Teen Boys A category, finished seven strokes behind the leader and finished second in the top category.

Smriti Bhargav closed with a two-over 74 to wear the Women’s Amateur crown with Ragini Navet finishing second. Vedant Banerjee Sodhi and Ranveer Mitroo were tied at five-over 149 but the former won on the second playoff hole to win the Category C title.