Former cricketer, Kapil Dev, won the ‘Player of the Day’ on Day 2 of the two day Delhi – NCR Leg of BMR World Corporate Golf Challenge, with a gross score of 75. Vidhit Tulshan with gross 74 won the ‘Player of the Day’ on Day 1, at ITC Classic Golf & Country Club, Gurgaon.
Four, 2-member teams confirmed their berth for the national finals to be played in Bangalore on 15 th May at Prestige Golfshire. The winning teams from Delhi-NCR, Mumbai and Bangalore legs will be vying to win the national finals and represent corporate India at the 22nd annual World Corporate Golf Challenge in Cascais, Portugal.
The two-day qualifying leg at Delhi-NCR witnessed close to 200 amateur golfers showcasing their golfing prowess. The India leg will witness the participation of around 600 corporate executives, paired as teams of two. Amongst the participating teams were teams from Cisco, Altran, Adobe, Ballantine’s, Etihad Airways, Indian Terrain, Philips, Portugal Tourism.
WCGC is the biggest international corporate golf team event worldwide involving more than 7500 corporate executives in 40 countries. India made its competitive debut in WCGC in 1999 and 2016 marks the 17 th year of its contention at the world stage. India has had an illustrious history at the WCGC and is the defending champion courtesy the pair of Shashidhar Reddy and Sonam Chugh from Hyderabad who won the 2015 World Corporate Golf Challenge in Portugal.
The format of play was individual 18 hole modified Stableford for both players off 3/4 handicap.
Among the participants were Harshpati Singhania, MD, JK Paper; Raj Jain, CEO, Times of India; D. Shiva Kumar, Chairman & CEO, Pepsico India; Varun Khanna, CFO, Micromax; Sunam Sarkar, President, Apollo Tyres Ltd.; Vineet Nanda, President Central Park; Raghavendran Balasubramaniam, COO, CISCO India@ SAARC and others.
About World Corporate Golf Challenge
It’s been over 20 years since The Times newspaper, in 1993, started the WCGC as a platform for ‘bringing the world of business together’ in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere using Golf as the mean. First in the UK and years later, countries like India, Malaysia, Sweden, Spain, Italy and New Zealand, among others, were participating, offering local executives from various economic sectors a platform to network. More than 40 countries will participate at the 2016 World Final in Cascais, Portugal. 150 national qualifying events are organised under the auspices of the WCGC that attract over 7,500 business executives, annually.