How Vaswani, Nkeaka won India Cup golf tourney

By Daily Sports Nigeria on November 9, 2022

There was excitement at the golf section of Ikoyi Club, on Saturday, when 16-handicapper, Gaurav Vaswani, beat the field to win this year’s India Cup Golf Championship.

Vaswani’s triumph was the climax of the weeklong event that featured over 400 golfers in different categories. His 65 net return in the closing round earned him the coveted 2022 India Cup title at the par-71 course.

“I must thank my teammates and the Indian Golfers Foundation, who have upheld the standard of this event and made it one of the best amateur titles for this win. It is an honour and I cherish winning this event,” Vaswani said at the award dinner, where he was also handed a Business-Class Air Rwanda ticket to Kigali along with the winner’s trophy.

Chairman of the organising committee, Sunil Thadani, said the event lived up to its billing as the best in the annals on the strength of the support that sponsors and partners of the Indian Golfers Foundation lent to it.

“Ikoyi Club, especially the golf section, has always shown up to oil the relationship between the Indian Golfers Foundation, the umbrella body for the Indian golfers in Nigeria, through this event, and they have been very supportive. We also have partners that included African Industries Ltd, Seven Up bottling company, Zenith Bank and Rwandair among others,” he added.

Aditya Khosla, with 20 handicap, finished four strokes behind Gaurav to pick the runner-up prize, while Bolaji Martins shot 70 net to place third.

Joachim Afe and Remi Olukoya got the fourth and fifth places respectively.

Oluwaseun Faleye won the Men’s gross price and was given a Business class return trip on Rwandair to Kigali or Mumbai.

Lady golfers earlier had their round on Tuesday, with Rosie Nkeaka shooting 70 net to emerge winner in their category. Ziona Obata was three strokes adrift and was runner-up. Lynda Obieze won the Ladies’ lowest gross with 87, while Fatoumata Coker and Kate Iketubosin won the longest drive and nearest to the pin respectively in the class.

Other winners at the event were Jerome Bello with lowest gross and Tunde Owolabi, who got the Net prizes in the veteran category at the event.

In the Caddies and Professional round that teed off the 2022 Indian Cup on October 31, Patrick Paul with 68 gross ran home with the professional’s prize, while Emmanuel Samuel and Linda Gabriel were the star players for the male and women caddies respectively.

According to Sunil Thadani, the Indian Golfers Foundation sees the championship as a tool to promote the bond that exists between its members and other nationals through the wonderful game.



Source The Guardian Nigeria

Posted November 9, 2022


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