Ashburn’s golf wunderkind Sihan Sandhu has notched yet another championship win, shooting two under par in Pinehurst, NC to win the Donald Ross Championship in the 15-18 boys’ category.
Playing a field of 160 golfers in windy and cold conditions, according to his father Ruby, 15-year-old Sandhu came from behind from 11th after day one, shooting a bogey-free 68 on the last day to win the tournament Tuesday, Dec. 29.
Sandhu continued to rack up golfing achievements through 2020, finishing in the top 5 in his first US Amateur Golf event in Pinehurst earlier in December. He had finished the first day of play in first place, playing against college-aged golfers.
And in September, Sihan won an American Junior Golf Association’s Junior Open under-19 championship in Fayetteville, NC. Playing in winds up to 20 miles per hour, Sandhu shot two under par, and won in a three-hole playoff. It was his first American Junior Golf Association victory, a sixth AJGA top 10 finish. Sandhu was also on the 2019 AJGA Junior All-Star Team.
In 2019, Sandhu won the Teen World Championship in Scotland, shooting 14 under par and winning by a margin of 10 strokes. He also broke the record by shooting the lowest ever score in the Teen World Championship—record-breaking being something Sandhu has been doing at least since he was 10.