Mukesh, Anurag win Kol leg of Audi quattro Cup
The duo of Mukesh Palta and Anurag Mohta won the Kolkata leg, the third event of the Audi quattro Cup 2014 season and qualified for the National final. In the qualifying round held at the historic Royal Calcutta Golf Club here on Saturday, Mukesh and Anurag combined to score 43 stableford points and pushed the duo of Prem Ratan Bagri and Avinash Agarwalla to the second spot by three points. The Kolkata leg of the multi-city event was hosted by Audi Kolkata.
Subrata Kundu and Ashish Goenka finished third with 39 points. A wild card entry was also picked during the prize presentation where the team of Rajeev Gupta and Amit Parekh were the lucky winners. However, they have to await the scores of 12 other teams to secure a National final berth.
Hosted by Audi Kolkata, the one-day event saw Kolkata's leading corporate czars trying to earn the coveted place in the final. In the various skills competition held alongside the main event, Harjyoti Bindra won the "Longest Drive" prize on Hole No. 15 and emerged as the proud winner of the Audi Experience where she gets to use a chauffeur-driven Audi A6 on the weekend. Rahul Pasari won the 'Straightest Drive" award on Hole No. 8 while Hirak Dasgupta emerged as the winner in the "Closest to Pin" contest on Hole No.13.
The Audi quattro Cup tournament series, established in 1991, has become one of the most celebrated amateur golf tournaments in the world bringing together over 85000 golfers from 54 countries. The Indian circuit of Audi quattro Cup will visit 12 other cities making it a 13-leg series and would touch almost 1500 golfers in all.
Audi Bhubaneshwar will host the next leg at the Bhubaneshwar Golf Club on February 1.
(Posted on 26-01-2014)