Two More Qualifiers Identified on Day 2 of MercedesTrophy Bengaluru Leg
Author(s): City Air NewsBengaluru, January 17, 2019: City golfers FR Singhvi CAT A and Rajiv Unnikrishnan CAT B qualified for the MercedesTrophy National Finals on Day 2 of Bengaluru Leg after carding a Nett. Score of 69.2 and 72 respectively....
Bengaluru, January 17, 2019: City golfers FR Singhvi CAT A and Rajiv Unnikrishnan CAT B qualified for the MercedesTrophy National Finals on Day 2 of Bengaluru Leg after carding a Nett. Score of 69.2 and 72 respectively. The MercedesTrophy has so far seen 6 qualifiers including today who will be competing in the National Finals to be played at the Oxford Golf Resort in Pune scheduled between 27th and 29th March 2019.
Commenting after the win, FR Singhvi said, “It was a very well organized tournament and I am looking forward to playing in the finals.”
The second winner Rajiv Unnikrishnan said, “I am proud of my achievement and will certainly participate in the finals.”
The day also saw participation from Indian cricketers Ventakesh Pradash and Sunil Joshi who tested their golf skills at the Prestige Golf Shire.
The best Gross Winner of the day was Arjun Malik with an excellent round of 75 and there were a host of other prizes on offer to be won on the day.
Prominent winners included Adit who won the Ballantine’s Long Drive Challenge with a mammoth drive of 288 yards. Misha Paruthi won the Standard Chartered Closest to Pin contest by landing the ball at 4ft from the pin on hole no. 2. In the Mercedes – Benz Closest to Pin in Two Shots, C.S Subramanian landed the ball at 0.5ft from the pin to win the contest on hole no. 11. Nishant Gurjer who landed the ball at 1ft. from the line won the Mercedes-Benz Straightest Drive contest.
The format of play was Double Peoria. This unique format of adjusting handicaps of players levels the playing field enabling golfers to have a greater chance of qualifying for the National Finals.
A total of 110 golfers participated on the second day in Bengaluru and will see another 108 golfers compete for two remaining qualification spots on the last day.
Mercedes-Benz’s global charity partner– Laureus Sport for Good Foundation is also associated with the tournament to raise funds for its programmes in India. While participants can donate online or on-ground at the tournament venue, Mercedes-Benz India will donate an equal amount to match the funds raised from participants.
Globally, MercedesTrophy witnesses participation of approximately 60,000 golfers from across 60 countries battling it out for the top prize, making it one of the world’s largest and most coveted sporting events.
The 19th edition of the MercedesTrophy will travel to eight more cities after Bengaluru including Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Delhi, Chandigarh, Jaipur and Lucknow before returning to Pune for the National Final.
Three winners of the National Finals will then compete against those from tournaments played in 60 countries all over the world in the 30th edition of the MercedesTrophy World Final to be held in Stuttgart, Germany. Mercedes-Benz is also providing an opportunity for beginners to learn golf through their Golf Clinic program. The golfers who participated today in the clinic showed great enthusiasm.