Tiwalai, Yingyongkij and Thongphen win at GEC Open qualifying in Thailand
The crème-de-la-crème of Thailand corporate leaders and socialites came together to participate in the inaugural edition of GEC Open in association with the OMA Emirates. The coveted event held at Nikanti Golf Club in Bangkok saw over 110 amateur golfers vying for the podium finish to qualify for the world final.
The qualifying round was played in individual Stableford format in three handicap categories – 0 -12, 13-24 for Men & 0-24 for Ladies. Samran Tiwalai with 44 points, Yukol Yingyongkij (40 pts) and Puttida Thongphen (39 pts) emerged victorious in respective categories to seal their berth at the Dubai Corporate Golf World Cup – the World final and a culmination of GEC Open 2017 tour of 18 countries.
The trio will head Thailand ’s challenge against winners from 17 other qualifying countries at Dubai Corporate Golf World Cup scheduled at two world-class golf courses over two days in Dubai.
GEC Open is an initiative to bring leading global organizations and executives on a unified platform; growing the bond and strength of business while working to improve the lives of others through charitable causes. With humble beginnings in 2014 in just one country, GEC Open has grown into a global platform for networking and a nursery for everlasting friendships and international business relations. The 2017 edition will see 29 golf rounds played across 18 countries amongst 2400 CXO’s under the aegis of 800+ global organisations.
Thailand is a major player in the tourism industry in South East Asia touted as the key tourism destination for golf in Asia. GEC Open serves as a platform for Thailand business community to engage with international businesses and vice versa bringing financial opportunities to the region.
“The qualifying tournament in Thailand was a great success. The participants had a great time, forging new friendships and relationships. Nikanti Golf Club course was in top condition, hospitality was exquisite and hopefully, it was one of the memorable events for the golfers as well. Congratulations to the winners and we look forward to seeing them compete at the world final. We will continue to expand this platform and associate GEC Open with more golfers and corporates across the globe.”, said Tushar Sahoo, MD, GEC Open.
GEC Open in association with the OMA Emirates brings together leading global organisations 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.