New Delhi: The stage is set for an engrossing contest as some of the best young talents from across the country pit their golfing skills in the Toyota IGU All India Finals here starting December 27.

Leading the charge in the finals are Sayed Saquib Ahmed of Bangalore, among boys (under-18), and sensational Aditi Ashok, also from Bangalore, among girls (under-18/14).

Ahmed, who has learnt the game at the Karnataka Golf Association, after narrowly missing out on the Player of The Year Title last year to his fellow golfer Trishul Chinappa, has been in hot form this season.

The 11th standard student, who was part of the winning team in the World Cup qualifiers in Malaysia, will be going into the finals riding high on confidence after winning the recently concluded Toyota Etios Western India Juniors.

Aditi, on the other hand, has stunned the golfing world with her precocious talent this season, setting a record by becoming the youngest player to represent Team India in 33rd Queen Sirikrit Cup.

The golfer from Bangalore Golf Club has displayed great touch throughout the season that saw her winning a string of tournaments like the Eastern India Amateur, All India Amateur, Toyota IGU Faldo Series Qualifier and Southern India Juniors.

The final round at the Army Golf Club will first see 270 players -- in different age groups for boys and girls (under-18, under-14, under-12, under-10) -- slugging it out in the pre-qualifiers on Monday.

Out of 270 players, the top 130 will make it to the main draw in the race for the prestigious Toyota IGU Player Of The Year Title for boys and girls.

The winner of the titles will be officially recognised as the top ranked junior golfer in the country. The conclusion of the eighth round of the series will also determine the IGU Order of Merit for juniors for the 2011 season.

(Agencies)