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Yes Bank signs sponsorship deal with Indian Golf Union

Posted on Apr 18 2014 | IANS

New Delhi, April 18 : Yes Bank, India's fourth largest private sector bank, Friday signed a three-year deal with the Indian Golf Union (IGU) Junior Tour commencing with the 2014 season.

The tour comprises 11 tournaments including 4-zonals (North, South, East and South) and a final. Over 250 junior golfers from across the country will compete in the tournament to represent India in the national Junior squad.

"Golf in India today is largely a youth driven sport, and while the IGU, India's apex golf body, has spearheaded promotion and development of the sport since 1955, golf still finds itself in a nascent stage in India compared to neighboring Asian countries like Thailand and Malaysia," said Rana Kapoor, managing director and CEO, Yes Bank.

The tour opener at Jaipur, played at the Rambagh Golf Course, witnessed 75 talented players between the age of 13-17 years competing in two groups.

Shubham Narain emerged winner with the score of 279 in both the groups while Karandeep Kochhar and Piyush Sangwan bagged second and third place with a score of 280 and 281 respectively. The final tournament will be played in Bangalore in November 2014.

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