Kolkata, Dec 23(UNI) Gagan Verma continued his dream run when he ousted the fancied and fourth seed Tarun Gogale 4&3 to reach the semifinals of the Goodricke Eastern India Amateur, an event on the LG Indian Amateur Golf Tour being played at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club.
Gagan set up a semifinal clash with top seed Abhishek Jha, who beat Vikram Rana 4&3.
In the other quarterfinal clashes, Jasjeet Singh stayed on course for the title when he steamrolled Md. Dulal Hussain 6&5 while Sri Lankan Mithun Perera won a hard fought battle against Samresh Sardar.
Gagan completely dominated his match against Tarun. Going one up by the sixth, he increased his lead to 2 up by the next and went 3 up by the 11th before taking an unassailable lead on the 13th to go through to the semis.
Results (quarterfinals): 1-Abhisekh Jha bt 24-Vikram Rana 4&3, 12-Gagan Verma bt 4- Tarun Gogale 4&3, 7-Jasjeet Singh bt 15-Mr. Dulal Hussain 6&5, 11-Mithun Perera bt 30-Samresh Sardar 4&3.
Semifinal line-up: 1-Abhisekh Jha vs. 12-Gagan Verma, 7-Jasjeet Singh vs. 11-Mithun Perera.