Golf: 2017 GEC Open in Turkey engages top corporates and industry leaders

Serhan Çökelek, Ali Fidanboy and Nursel Çökelek qualify for Dubai Corporate Golf World Cup

One of the most awaited premium corporate golf tournament in Turkey, GEC Open was held on August 26, 2017 at Kemer Golf & Country Club. Around 60 top corporates and industry leaders came together for fun filled yet competitive round of golf. In Men’s competition, Serhan Çökelek, playing off a handicap of 20 secured 42 points while Ali Fidanboy, playing off a handicap of 33 scored 38 points to finish top in their respective classes. Nursel Çökelek scored 40 points with a 36 handicap in the ladies’ category to emerge victorious and book her berth along with the gents at the World Final. The trio will head Turkey’s challenge against winners from 17 other qualifying countries at Dubai Corporate Golf World Cup scheduled at Trump International and Emirates Golf Club over two days in Dubai.

GEC Open Turkey marked the official kick-off of the GEC Open global golf tour for 2017 season.
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. The 2017 edition will see 29 golf rounds played across 18 countries amongst 2400 CXO’s under the aegis of 800+ global organisations. Following Turkey, qualifying rounds will be held in Ghana, Azerbaijan, Nepal, Dubai, Kenya, Botswana, Egypt, Thailand, UAE, South Africa, Mauritius, India, Bahrain, Singapore, China, Indonesia to name a few.

“Continuing the high standards set during the previous editions of the event, the 3rd edition of GEC Open in Turkey was every bit impressive. The participants had a great time and the event was the right combination of competitive golf and networking for potential business opportunities. Indeed, it was another successful edition of the event in the country and we have no doubt that it will grow into one of the most coveted corporate tournaments in the region. 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.

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 |