Sharma, Sablawat to represent India at Audi Quattro Cup 2010
Sharma, Sablawat to represent India at
Audi Quattro Cup 2010
India Finals of the 3rd season of the famous amateur golf tournament ‘Audi quattro Cup' culminates in New Delhi
Rahul Sablawat and Deepak Sharma emerge as the winning team
Eleven cities & 24 teams participated in the Audi quattro Cup finals this year
World Finale in October 2010 at Island of Sardinia, Italy
New Delhi, Sept 5: Rahul Sablawat and Deepak Sharma will represent the Audi India team in the World Finals of the Audi quattro Cup finals 2010 to be held in Sardinia in Italy next month. In the National finals played at the ITC Classic Golf Resort on Saturday, Sablawat and Sharma representing Jaipur beat 23 other teams in an upset victory that saw them emerge winners by a solitary point after having logged 40 stableford points.
The duo of Haresh Parikh and Monesh Mashruwala of Ahmedabad finished as runners-up after they pipped three other teams from Mumbai and Kolkata on a count-back after all the three teams ended up with 39 points each.
The National final was a culmination of the nation-wide event conducted across 11 cities and 12 golf courses, which saw a participation of over 1200 golfers. The winning team and the runner-up team from each of the respective cities had qualified for the National final where 24 teams vied for one elite spot in the world finals.
In the other skills prizes which were instituted by the luxury brand Audi, the "Audi Speedometer Fastest fourball" was won by the quartet of Kiran Kumar Bhalodia, Jyotin Gor, Aditya Deshmukh and Sandeep Balooja while the "Audi Maximum Power Drive" was won by Capt. Sheshadari. Maninder Pal Singh walked away with the ‘Audi Luxury Drive" award. The chance to win the best-in-class Audi A6, the prize for a hole-in-one on Hole No.17 went abegging.
Present on the occasion, Michael Perschke, Head - Audi India said: "Audi's commitment to the sport of golf has been reiterated through the 3rd season of the quattro Cup Tournament in India. The sport which stands for precision and technique truly embodies Audi's philosophy of ‘Vorsprung durch Technik'. The Audi quattro Cup is ranked amongst the biggest and most popular amateur golf tournaments worldwide. The overwhelming response to the tournament this year reinstates that it has emerged as not just a popular sporting event but also as an ideal opportunity to intensify business relationships and establish new contacts."
Audi quattro Cup 2010 highlights:
- 55 countries were part of the tournament
- 765 tournaments in total worldwide
- 79,000 golfers from all across the globe participated
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Photo Caption: Rahul Sablawat (right) and Deepak Sharma (left) along with Michael Perschke, Director, Audi India are all smiles after their triumph in the National final of the Audi quattro Cup 2010.
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