NCR Golf winners will qualify for Swiss Amateur event

December 6th, 2008 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The third NCR Cup and Delhi State Golf Championships, one of the most prestigious amateur events in the country, will tee of at the Delhi Golf Club here Monday.India’s lone representative on the coveted PGA Tour, Arjun Atwal, came over to the Delhi Golf Club (DGC) to extend his best wishes to participants here Saturday. The two top golfers will qualify for the Swiss Amateur Championships at Crans Montana Golf Club and will also get the airfares to travel next summer to Geneva.

The 44 direct entries, all with a handicap of five or under, will be joined by 10 qualifiers from the qualifying rounds.

The tournament conceived and organised by the Delhi Golf Society is in its second year and in a short time has been able to attain the status of being one of the most popular events on the amateur golfing calendar.

Speaking on the occasion, Atwal, said: “It is great to see that such steps are being taken to support and develop the game. The DGC has been the breeding ground for many of our top Indian golfers and nothing can be better than having an annual amateur championship at this turf, to test the skills of our young golfers and to build their confidence.”

While the NCR Cup is open to players from anywhere in India, the Delhi State Championship Title is open only to players residing in Delhi.

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