The city of Baku played host to the GEC Open, in association with OMA Emirates Azerbaijan qualifier where successive third edition was held at Dreamland Golf Club. The event was held in collaboration with the prestigious Azerbaijan Open- an annual fixture on the Azerbaijani amateur golfing calendar.
The tournament was played in stableford format in three handicap categories: 0-12.5, 12.6 -19.8 and 19.9 – 28.0 amongst the crème-de-la- crème of amateur golf fraternity in Azerbaijan. Over 120 industry big-wigs came together for a competitive yet fun filled round of golf complemented with networking lunches and gala dinner.
In the first division, Bruce Munro Ferguson grabbed the top spot with 39 points while the second division belonged to Khalil Huseynov who edged out competition from three other players tied at the total of 41 points. Khalil won the division on the back nine count back. In the third division, Greg Unumb topped the leaderboard with 38 total points.
We are delighted to host the GEC Open again here in Azerbaijan, combining the event with our annual Azerbaijan Open ensures we have the leading players competing for the final. We are very proud to see Bruce Ferguson, Khalil Huseynov and Greg Unumb qualify for Dubai and represent Azerbaijan in the final later this year”, commented Phil Jones, General Manager, Dreamland Golf Club.
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!