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Four world finalists from GEC Open Bengaluru

After hugely successful golf days in Assam and Bhubaneswar, the seven-city Indian tour of the GEC Open 2018 amateur series moved further south with the Bengaluru edition played at Bangalore Golf Club on November 9, 2018.

Over 120 amateur golfers from the crème –de-la-crème of the corporate golfing community from the region. The tournament was played in Stableford format in Open and Nett categories amongst other individual hole competitions.

A total of four winners qualified from the Bengaluru leg.

In the open category, Krishna Prasad grabbed the top spot with 38 points edging Nehal V on the count back who has identical total points.

In the Nett categories, Neeharika Thangam emerged victorious with 44 points while Shahid Mohsin finished runner up with 43 points.

K Shashidhar Reddy won the longest drive competition with a 280 yard drive. Darshan L bagged the closest to pin contest as his ball was left just 5.5 ft from the flag while Straightest drive belonged to Nilesh Kumar Singh.

The world finalists enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete under national colors and ply their craft at two world-class venues – Jumeirah Golf Estates and Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. Besides this, the winner’s package includes return airfare, luxury accommodation, venue transfers, Gala dinners, etc. Dubai Corporate Golf World Cup provides amateur and club golfers with a unique opportunity to experience the thrill and excitement akin to a professional player.

GEC Open 2018 is poised to host 54 qualifying rounds in 34 countries making it one of the biggest corporate golf tournament all around the world. Engaging over 3700 corporate leaders and industry stakeholders, the GEC Open is a unique blend of sporting excellence and networking opportunities for partners and players alike.

A 36-hole tournament, DCGWC will be played over two days at Jumeirah Golf Estate and Emirates Golf Club in December later this year where national winners from 34 countries will compete to be crowned global champions.

About GEC Open:

GEC Open, in association with the OMA Emirates, made its debut in 2014 with just one golf round in Dubai. In 2015 and 2016, the event grew in popularity and was played in six and eight countries respectively connecting over 1100 corporates in the GEC ecosystem. Since then, GEC Open has matured into a global platform for networking, forging everlasting friendships and business relations. The 2017 edition held 29 golf rounds in 18 countries reaching over 2400 corporate leaders under the aegis of 800+ global organizations!