Kapil Dev and Karun Nair play at Day 3 of 9th Annual Cornerstone Cup Karnataka Golf Festival
Bengaluru, October 7, 2017: Cricket legend Kapil Dev and triple centurion in Tests, Karun Nair, showcased their golfing skills on Day 3 of the 9th Annual Cornerstone Cup Karnataka Golf Festival staged at the Karnataka Golf Association (KGA) course with more than 110 amateur golfers participating from across the country. The golfers are battling it out for a chance to represent India at the World Amateur Golf Championship (WAGC). The WAGC 2017 is scheduled for November in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Manish Jaiswal CAT 5 (21-24) won in his category with a Nett Score of 39 to stay in contention for a berth to Kuala Lumpur. Sushant Khanna CAT 4 (16-20) also posted a nett score of 39 to top his handicap category. Uday Kumar emerged on top in CAT 3(11-15) with a nett score of 39 as well. CAT 2 (6-10) and CAT 1 (0-5) saw Vivek Verma and Hitesh Joshi emerging winners respectively with a nett score of 39 and 36.
Former India cricket captain and 1983 World Cup winner Kapil Dev was very happy to be a part of the tournament and said, “As a sportsman I like to promote the sport. A friend of mine invited me and I decided to take up this opportunity and instead of playing in Delhi I decided to come and play here. It’s always good to come out and promote the sport.”
Speaking on the sidelines of the tournament Indian Cricketer Karun Nair said, “This is the first time for me that I participated in a golf tournament and I really enjoyed myself. I think KGA is one of the best courses in Bengaluru and in India and I always love playing here.The tournament was very well organised by Cornerstone. I would like to thank them for inviting me and I would like to wish them the very best for the future.”
Former Indian athlete Ashwini Nachappa was very happy to be back at the golf course and said, “I participated today with no expectations at all as I was playing almost after a month’s gap. It was difficult out there as there has been continous rains and I would like to congratulate the organisers for ensuring 3 days of non-stop action. Irrespective of how the game goes I really enjoyed playing.”
On Day 4 (final day) of the 9th Annual Cornerstone Cup Karnataka Golf Festival another set of five winners will be declared in five different categories along with the overall winners who have qualified for the World Amateur Golf Championship (WAGC) - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.