Istanbul, Turkey| September 2, 2018
The Turkey qualifying leg of GEC Open, in association with OMA Emirates global amateur series was held at Kemer Golf & Country Club. Turkey is an annual stop on the GEC Open golf tour, and the Kemer Golf & Country Club of the Demiroren Group of Companies hosted the 4th consecutive edition of the global event in the region.
The competition was played at the 18-hole championship golf course designed by Joan Dudok van Heel in Stableford format with winners announced in Gross and Nett categories.
After a day of grueling and competitive golf, the best gross score belonged to Beyhan Goldman Benardete. She scored 39 strokes on the front-nine holes while managing 41 strokes on the final nine holes for a gross total of 80. She was playing off a three handicap.
The best Nett score was recorded by Selen Neidl playing off a handicap 46. She scored 52 and 58 strokes on the front-nine and back-nine respectively. Her winning score was 45 points.
Both winners have also qualified for the GEC Open World Final – Dubai Corporate Golf World Cup.
2) Mert Bayır
3) Ferruh Shenkaya
1) Beyhan Goldman Benardete
2) Cem Pekkutlucan
Ladies Longest Drive: Beyhan Benardete
Men’s Longest Drive: Clauss Lassen
Ladies Nearest To The Pin: Çağla Metin
Men’s Nearest To The Pin: Mahmut Köylü
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 Emirates Golf 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. 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.
About GEC Open:
GEC Open, in association with 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!