India’s Ankit Mohindra crowned World Champion as Thai golfers bag podium finish at GEC Open World Final

March 18, 2019: The second and final day of GEC Open World Final 2018-19 moved to the Earth Course of the prestigious Jumeirah Golf Estates. The best 60 golfers from 34 countries under the fold of GEC Open 2018 came together for the final round of golf of the 5th edition.

India’s Ankit Mohindra who qualified from Delhi NCR qualifying round held at Classic Golf Resort near Gurgaon consolidated on his first-day score of 37 points with a superb round of 33 Stableford points. The overall score of 70 Stableford points was enough to propel him to the top of the leaderboard and take home the coveted trophy.

Benja Rattanaphan, a national winner from Nikanti Golf Club  in Thailand, scored identical scores of 70 Stableford points but had to settle for runner-up position due to a higher playing handicap.

The third position again went to a Thai golfer in Phum Ketkham who carded a two-day total of 67 Stableford points.

Ankit Mohindra commented: “I am extremely happy to have come here and finished on top of the leaderboard. I thoroughly enjoyed first-rate golf experience at two of the world-class golf courses, as well as all the arrangements done by the oraganisers. The tournament also provided us with an opportunity to network with amateur golfers and leaders from various industries who all share the common love for the game of golf. It was also a rich cultural experience. This victory will stay with me.”

A special note of thanks to our sponsors and partners, OMA Emirates, Callaway, bizgolf, Chase54, African+Eastern, Andromeda, Egypt Air for their continued support and patronage for the event. A big shout out to the management at Jumeirah Golf Estates  for a seamless execution of the competition.

About GEC Open

GEC Open is an amateur corporate golf tournament held annually across the world. The tournament attracts participation from CXO’s, HNI’s and key decision makers of various industries. It is also the fastest growing golf tournament in the modern history of corporate golf. 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! GEC Open 2018 hosted 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.

GEC envisions to be the unrivaled platform for leading corporates and industry leaders across the globe to share best practices and nurture future growth. We wish to build a bond, connect the best minds, honor excellence and inspire innovation while helping the ones who need it the most. Link to the website: www.gecopen.com

About Dubai Corporate Golf World Cup

The annual GEC Open global golf tour culminates in Dubai at the World Final – Dubai Corporate Golf World Final 2018-19. To be played over two days in March, the 36-hole tournament will see national qualifying winners from all over the world competing under their national colors for the coveted championship at two of the world-class venues in Dubai at Jumeirah Golf Estates – Earth and Fire Course.

Dubai Corporate Golf World Final provides amateur and club golfers with a unique once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the thrill and excitement akin to a professional player.

GEC Open breathed a new wave of change in which this elite sport was played. With a lot of downtime to talk and accessibility for all ages, it’s a unique blend of sports and networking. GEC brings together leading global organizations 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.

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