BENGALURU : Naveen Wahi of Prestige Golfshire Club won the Bengaluru leg of the Prestige Masters Series golf tournament. Wahi thus secured a spot in the Indian contingent for the Dubai Corporate Golf World Cup — the world final of GEC Open 2017 in association with OMA Emirates.
Wahi will join winners from other Indian legs — Delhi, Mumbai, Jamshedpur, Bhubaneswar — to represent India in Dubai on December 13-14. Winners from 18 countries will vie for the top prize.
Playing off a handicap of 5, Naveen carded 35 points to be tied with Dr Kartik Reddy, who played off 11 handicap, but was edged out on count-back. The final podium position was occupied by Thomas Vellapally with 34 points, off 8 handicap. The event with The New Indian Express as media partner was played in Stableford format.
Faiz Rezwan, executive director of Prestige Group, said, “The Prestige Masters Series in association with GEC Open 2017 was a memorable and hugely successful series of events. Since May, each month we saw the best of golfers compete to qualify and compete in today’s event. Naveen is a fitting champ. He showed great valour and determination to win.”The GEC Open began in Dubai in 2014, expanded to six countries in 2015 before having eight countries in 2016.