7 Indians to compete in USKG Malaysia Championship
KUALA LUMPUR: Seven Indians will compete in the US Kids Golf Malaysia Championship 2024, one of the many events to be held on the US Kids Series Asia circuit.

The three-day tournament will feature a total of 106 junior golfers from 16 countries, including 37 players from Malaysia. The seven Indians in the fray are Ruslan Alam Khan and Divjot Gupta in Boys 8 and below. Jot Sarp Gupta in “Boys Under 10”. In boys 13-14, three boys, Arshwanth Srivastava, Ved Sai Machiraj and Sohan Har Kantor, participated.

The only Indian female golfer in contention will be Konur’s Kriti Parekh in Girls 13-14.

Attracting over 100 entries ranging in age from 5 to 18 years, this is a three-day event that awards World Amateur Golf Ranking points.

Other than that, young golfers will be playing for priority status. Players can qualify for the U.S. Kids Golf Major Championship by achieving various levels of status at Regional, International, World or World Teen Championships.

Major tournaments include the US Kids World Teen Championship (ages 13-18) in Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA in July and the US Kids Golf World Championship (ages 5-12) in August. You can also earn a spot in the European Championship.

The 2024 Malaysia Championship is the first in a series of events to be held across Asia under the umbrella of US Kids Asia, headquartered in India.


The other national championships on the anvil are the Thailand Championship, Singapore Championship and the Indian Championship, which is set for December 2024.

Further championships are planned in other Asian countries.

Golfers who miss out on a major tournament can still compete in the U.S. Kids International Championship, which is held in another country, potentially qualifying them for the next world championship.

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