Vredestein Tyres Champions Golf in Pune

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Sandeep Sandhu (L)- Overall Winner receiving prize from Mr Ningappa Narwade – Head of Sales for Apollo Tyres, Pune

80 senior golfers over age 50 teed off at the Vredestein Tyres Champions Golf at Oxford Golf Resort in Pune, the 3rd event of the 2021-22 AVT Champions Tour season. 

The course was in immaculate condition and weather conditions were ideal despite a brief fog delay in Round two.

Chandigarh’s Sandeep Sandhu staged a bold challenge shooting 3 under par on the final nine to pip overnight leader Manish Jaitha of Pune by a single shot in a keen contest.  

A large contingent of players travelled in from across the country to participate in the popular tournament series which is played in the individual gross strokeplay format. The AVT Champions tour series also incorporates a four member city team competition which takes the best 3 out of 4 scores each day. 

The Delhi NCR team led by captain Gangesh Khaitan’s 75 took the team gross prize making up 14 strokes in the 2nd round on the overnight leaders from Pune. 

All players were required to register with RTPCR reports and only a handful of caddies, also tested, were permitted.  

Results – On Course Contests – 

Vredestein Longest Drive

Day 1 – Col. Deepak Raina – 262 yards

Day 2 – Col. Ramesh Chandra – 275.3 yards

Indian Terrain Longest Drive Challenge 

Day 1 – Col. Kuldeep Singh – 235 yards

Day 2 – Col. Bhupendra Singh – 245 yards

Overall 36 hole Prizes (Gross)

Winner  – Sandeep Sandhu 79-73 (152)

Sandeep Sandhu (L) overall winner

2nd place – Manish Jaitha 75-78 (153)

Manish Jaitha (L) – Overall Runner Up

Vredestein Tyres Champions Event Pune – Age Group Winners 

Category                 Player                        Score

50-54                        Shivas Nath               80-77 (157)

Shivas Nath winner 50 to 54 age category

55-59                      Ankur Prakash            81-79 ( 160)

Ankur Prakash winner 55-59 age category

60-64                      Jaspreet Bakshi          84-77 (161)

Jaspreet Bakshi (Centre) receiving his winners prize

65-69                  Gangesh Khaitan           84-75 (159)

Gangesh Khaitan Winner 65 to 69 age category

70 & Above                      Cdr NL Sharma                   92-77 (169)

Cdr NL Sharma (Centre)

Team Results – Gross for 36 holes

Winners – Delhi NCR – Rishi Narain, Gangesh Khaitan, Ankur Prakash, Manav Prakash – 480

Gross Team Winners – Delhi NCR – Rishi Narain, Ankur Prakash, Manav Prakash & Gangesh Khaitan

Runner-up – Pune –  Sanjay Kolhatkar, Manish Jaitha, Nirupam Dhar, Unmesh Bhathija – 484

Gross Team Runners Up – Manish Jaitha, Sanjay Kolhatkar, Nirupam Dhar & Unmesh Bhathija


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