75 golfers to play in amateur golf championship

From left: VIjay Dhawan, Captain, Delhi Golf Club, H. S. Kingra, General Seceratery, Delhi Golf Society 3) Angad Cheema, Winner of All-India Amateur Championship 2011 4) Prakash Bhandari, President, Delhi Golf Society 5) Kanishk Madan, Defending Champion (turned pro this year) 6) Manmohan Singh, President, Delhi Golf Club 7) Maj. Gen. K.M.S. Shergill, Chairman, Delhi Golf ClubNew Delhi: Toyota 7th NCR Cup amateur golf championship will be held from March 6 to March 9, 2012 at the Delhi Golf Club in Delhi, announced Delhi Golf Society. The tournament will see 75 golfers from all across India along with foreign teams like Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Korea and Portugal will tee off at the Par-72 golf course.

While the tournament will be played in stroke play format, players will be playing as individuals as well as teams from various countries, states, golf courses and organizations. The team championship winner will be declared after the first two days of play. The cut will also be applied after the first two rounds and the field will be reduced to 45 players who will vie for the title on Thursday and Friday over 36 holes. The winner and runner up of the NCR Cup will be sent to play in one of the National Amateur Championships of European region.


Udayan Mane from Bangalore, Chandigarh’s Angad Cheema, winner of All-India Amateur Championship 2011, Kapurthala’s Ashbeer Singh Saini and Delhi’s Honey Baisoya will carry the local challenge while Thangaraja Nadaraja and Sisira Kumara George Patrick from Sri Lanka, Joao Ramos and Pierre Rolland from Portugal, Bikash Bogati and Dinesh Prajapati from Nepal, Rio from Korea and Syed Shoaib Bokhari along with Abbas Ali Khan from Pakistan will also feature in the event.

Angad Cheema said, “I am quite excited to play the NCR Cup as this is one of the most prestigious amateur tournaments and is being played at Delhi Golf Club. Since no other amateur tournament is organized at this historic golf course for many years, the NCR Cup gives the leading amateurs of the country to showcase their talent every year. It’s all about keeping it straight of the tee as it’s a very long golf course and I will just try and keep it in play and repeat my performance of All-India Amateur Championship.”

Hardip Singh Kingra, General Secretary, Delhi Golf Society, said, “After seeing the success of the NCR Cup in last six years, Delhi Golf Society will hold Delhi state inter college Championship with sanction from association of Indian Universities (AIU) and Delhi inter school championship with sanction from school games federation of India (SGFI) from this year as these bodies have the legal rights to officially hold these championships.”

Prakash Bhandari, President, Delhi Golf Society, said, “Being a member of DGS, it’s my pleasure to host the NCR Cup for amateurs at the Delhi Golf Club for the 7th year in a row. I always feel that it’s very important to give a chance to our amateur players to rub their shoulders at India’s premier golf course where only Professionals get a chance to play in a tournament. The vision behind holding a championship at Delhi Golf Club is to give the best facilities to amateurs to prepare at their best by sharpening their skills in a competitive environment as well as on an excellent golf course.”



By Indian Sports News