GEC Open debuts in Nepal

Gokarna Forest Resort in Kathmandu played host to the inaugural edition of GEC Open in Nepal on September 23. The coveted international tournament, in its 4th edition, is set to host 29 golf rounds in 18 countries engaging over 2400 top corporates and industry leaders.

GEC Open Nepal saw over 70 avid amateur golfers come together for an entertaining yet competitive round of golf. Surendra Phuyal returned the best Nett score of the day at 40 points to emerge champion alongside Prithvi Malla who claimed top spot in ‘Best Gross’ category with a score of 34. With this win, the duo has booked their berth at the World Final of GEC Open 2017- Dubai Corporate Golf World Cup (DCGWC) – where they will present Nepal’s challenge against winners from 17 other qualifying countries at Trump International and Emirates Golf Club over two days in Dubai in December.

GEC Open is an initiative to bring leading global organizations and executives on a unified platform; growing the bond and strength of business while working to improve the lives of others though charitable causes.

GEC Open Nepal was the fourth event in a series of national qualifying rounds scheduled to culminate at the DCGWC later this year. Prior to Nepal, the 2017 GEC Open organised successful events in Ghana, Turkey and Azerbaijan. The tour will now move on to host events in Dubai, Kenya, Botswana, Egypt, India, Thailand, UAE, South Africa, Mauritius, Bahrain, Singapore, China, Indonesia to name a few. With humble beginnings in 2014 in just one country, GEC Open has grown into a global platform for networking and a nursery for everlasting friendships and international business relations.

“We are glad to bring the GEC Open tournament to Nepal and the response from Nepal’s golfing fraternity has been tremendous. The participants had a great time and the event was the right combination of competitive golf and networking for potential business opportunities. Hopefully, with their support, we’ll be able to make GEC Open one of the most celebrated events on the country’s golfing calendar. We will continue to expand this platform and associate GEC Open with more golfers and corporates across the globe.”, said Tushar Sahoo, MD, GEC Open.

GEC Open brings together leading global organisations and executives on a common platform through golf. GEC works to improve the lives of others through charitable causes while growing the bond & strength of business between corporate leaders.

GEC OPEN World Final Winners: Yukol Yingyongkij, Verlito Quindoza, Susan Drummond | Ras Al- Khaimah Winners: Mike Dunn, Jayoung Lee, Ju Hun Lee, Jeon Seon Lee | Kenya Winners: David Muthusi, Terry O'Bath | Oman Winners: David Henderson, Mark McCarthy, Alan McInnes | Thailand Winners: Samran Tiwalai | Yukol Yingyongkij | Puttida Thongphen | India Winners: Anmol Puri (Delhi NCR), Naveen Wahi (Prestige Masters Bengaluru), Hassanali Bulsara (Mumbai) | Egypt Winners: David Guerrini, Khaled Khorshid , Lee Jung | Indonesia Winners: I Putu Srimawan, Made Subyukta, Caroline Selins | Mauritius Winners: Christophe Callaou | Paul Ferreira | Ishtiaq Hajee Adam | Abu Dhabi winners: Blanca Rivollier |Alain Rivollier | Alberta Lagorio-Serra | Kevin Moore | Mike Parks | Ping Li South Africa Winners: Freddy Greaver| Donald Khuse | Busi Kubayi | Botswana winners: Tumelo Silekane (40 points), Coram Mushuta (43 pts) and Kate Senye (37 pts) | Nepal winners: Surendra Phuyal and Prithvi Malla | GEC Open 2017 India ropes in Indigo as Airlines Partner | Ghana Winners: George Amoah, Samuel Koranteng and Elizabeth Aku Yabah | Turkey Winners: Serhan Çökelek, Ali Fidanboy and Nursel Çökelek | Azerbaijan Winners: Yerlan Duissenbin, Eldar Kerimov and Susan Drummond | Global Leaderboard Top- 10 | 1 KORANTENG, Samuel 46 Points | T2 MIMIS, Benigno 45 | T2 KUSI-TIEKU, Joseph 45 | 4 AMOAH, George 43 | T5 ERYÜKSEL, SERHAN 42 | T5 DUISSENBIN, Yerlan 42 | T7 SARKYTBAYEV, Baurzhan 40 | T7 APAU-OPONG, chris 40 | T7 KERIMOV, Eldar 40 | T7 KOOMSON, Elizabeth 40 | T7 NEİDL, JURGEN 40 | T7 ÇÖKELEK, NURSEL 40 |