In the last week of October, the prestigious Katameya Dunes golf course at The Westin Resort in Cairo, Egypt hosted the GEC Open qualifying round.
The tournament was played in the stableford format in two h’cap divisions amongst the crème-de-la- crème of Egyptian amateur golf fraternity- 0 to 13.4 and 13.5 to 54. Over 60 avid golfers gathered in a familiar setting on a major occasion to compete for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The schedule through the day was competitive yet fun-filled round of round of golf complemented with networking lunches and gala dinner.
One winner each from the two categories was selected to represent Egypt in the World Final. Ronny Farag playing off a five handicap scored 35 points to emerge victorious in the first handicap category. Hamid Lofti competing off a 20 handicap carded 30 points to book his world final berth in the second category.
The Duo bags an all-expense paid trip to Dubai for the World Finals where they will battle it out with champions from other countries for global bragging rights.
“Egypt is an important stop on the GEC Open global golf tour and this is the second time we are hosting the qualifying round at Katameya Dunes. The event was thoroughly enjoyed by all participants and I would like to congratulate the host club and its management for their support and organizing such a fantastic event. I am glad to welcome the Canadian amateurs in the global GEC Ecosystem. We look forward to hosting the winners at the world final.”, Tushar Sahoo, Founder and Managing Director, GEC Open.
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 February next 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 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!