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Indonesian golfer Naraajie misses Indonesia Open trophy

  • Ramadani Saputra

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Sun, September 1, 2019   /  08:47 pm
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Indonesian hopeful Naraajie E. Ramadhan Putra embraces his family after finishing the final round of the 39th Indonesia Open at Pondok Indah Golf Course, Jakarta, on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2019. The 19-year-old amateur golfer finished the event in fourth position.(JP/Ramadani Saputra)

Indonesian golf hopeful Naraajie Emerald Ramadhan Putra has learned an important lesson at the 39th Indonesia Open, not from winning, but from losing. Staying focused is mandatory from start to end, and this has been his to digest. Having led the tournament at Jakarta’s Pondok Indah Golf Course through the third round, the 19-year-old failed to maintain his stunning performance on Sunday and had to be satisfied with finishing the event in fourth place with 12-under-par. Before entering the final round on Sunday, Naraajie, currently number 162 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR), had shown consistency in the tournament as he managed to stay under par in the first three rounds. He had begun his journey at the US$500,000 event by carding 6-under-par 66 on Thursday. He upgraded his first-day performance with another good show on the course as he finished with 3-under...