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Meet 15-year-old Pranavi, who’s garnering headlines by bagging a prestigious $100,000 Golf scholarship

Posted by Admin 16 Oct 2018

Champions are made but prodigies are born. That explains why some sports prodigies defy dictums, set new trends and change the way we see sports altogether. Meet Mysuru’s 15-year-old Pranavi S Urs, who’s inciting a lot of ‘awws’ and accolades with her incredible feat.



Pranavi URS



The talented golfer, who has represented India in the junior and ladies’ amateur levels, has been offered a $100,000 golf scholarship at the Albany Academy in the Bahamas for an eleven-month period.




Mitchell Spearman Academy reviewed her performance and areas of strength and on the basis of her perfect tournament record and steadfast improvement and awarded her the scholarship from November 2018.



Pranavi with Sharmila Nicollet




Pranavi earned selection to the Indian team finishing second in the National trials held at Delhi in February last year. She also performed well in the 2017 Hero women’s Indian Open, finishing as the best performing amateur. Pranavi, an eighth standard student, Mysuru, has surely made everyone notice with her Golfing performances. Within a short time after taking up Golf at the age of 8, she showed a natural flair for the game. What makes Pranavi stand apart is that she has the ability to deliver under pressure and yet maintain her calm demeanour.


Motivated by her parents Sharath Chandra Raj Urs and Kaiyalya Sharath Urs, she won a zonal sub-junior tournament when she was 8 and hasn’t looked back since.



When contacted her father Sharath Chandra Raj Urs for a brief interaction, he enthused, “Pranavi has definitely made all of us proud. Parental sacrifice cannot be explained. You have to go through it once to know exactly as to what sacrifice is all about. But makes the journey of parents is so special is when we look back and see how she progressed over the last few years. As long as she is performing and improving her game we are more than happy to support. End of the day it all depends on the player.”



Earlier in July 2018, the talented young gun kept her nerve and carded a fine even-par 72 final round to win the ninth leg of the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour, at Eagleton Golf Resort.




Here’s a lowdown of her golfing achievements at the international Golf circuit in 2018: 






  • Finished 3rd at the recently the concluded 83rd SINGHA THAILAND, AMATEUR GOLF OPEN which was held at Panya International Golf Club Thailand.
  • Finishes tied 2nd under 16 years category at the recently concluded 12th Faldo Asia series Grand Finals held at Laguna Lang Golf Club Vietnam from the 28th Feb – 03 rd March 2018. 3 days scores of 71-72-71 Level par 3 days score.
  • IIFL Wealth Golf Invitational – FALDO Series Asian Qualifiers held at K. G. A. Bangalore 08th to 11th Jan 2018.
  • Wins Girls under 16 category with a score of 79-71-73 and overall championship combined Boys & Girls. Qualifies for The Faldo Series Grand finals to be in Vietnam from February 28th-03 March 2018 at the Laguna Lang Golf Club Vietnam.
  • She has been selected to represent India at The First Women's Amateur Asia Pacific Golf Tournament to be held in Sentosa Golf Club Singapore from the 18th to 24th Feb 2018.
  • She has been selected to represent India at the 29th  Singapore Ladies Amateur Women’s Open Golf Championship which will be held at the Raffles Country Club Lake course Singapore from the 20-23rd March 2018.
  • She has been selected to represent India at the 40th Queen Sirikit Cup Asia Pacific Ladies Golf Tournament to be held in Thana City Golf and Sports Club Bangkok, Thailand from the 9th to 11th May 2018.



When Pranavi is not Golfing, she loves listening to music, relishes swimming and enjoys meeting people and talking. With a ‘never-say-die’ attitude, Pranavi is irrefutably one of the brightest stars who’s working hard to reach the summit in the days to come.



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