Trinidad and Tobago national junior golfer Sachin Kumar held his own among the world’s finest junior contenders, finishing fourth at the Junior Orange Bowl in Coral Gables.
Kumar, who is now based in South Florida, training at Club Med Academies, totaled 285. He finished just one stroke behind Joaquin Niemann of Chile and Adrien Dumont Chassart of Belgium, and just five strokes behind tournament winner Kristoffer Reitan of Norway. Demonstrating a maturing approach, Kumar has struggled on the first nine with 3 over par at 38, but was able to recover with two bogies and one birdie to finally earn a 75 score.
According to Trinidad and Tobago Golf Association technical director Chris Harries; “This was an outstanding performance by Sachin who was competing against 55 specially invited junior golfers. To qualify, a golfer’s performances and position in the Junior rankings over the year have to be of sufficiently high quality to gain an invite. This performance should have given Sachin the necessary confidence to do even better in 2016.”
The Junior Orange Bowl featured 55 specially invited, top performing junior golfers from around the world.