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Sirikit Cup: Avani Prashanth grabs historic title, India record best-ever second-place finish | Golf News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Teen prodigy Avani Prashanth on Friday created history as she became the first ever Indian golfer to clinch the prestigious Queen Sirikit title. Avani's title win helped the Indian team finish second, their best ever show at competition's with 43-year-old history.The 16-year-old Avani grabbed the title with a massive 10-stroke margin, pipping New Zealand's Fiona Xu (68-73-72-69), who was six-under for the week.India's best individual result at the event before Friday was a T3 back in 2011.Local Filipino star, Rianne Mikhaela Malixi (68-73-68-74) and Korea's Hyunjo Yoo (70-71-71-71) were tied third at 5-under total.The lanky teenager from Bengaluru, who cracked the top-100 recently had a share of the lead from the very first day at the Manila Southwoods Golf and Country ...