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Madhavan wins Day 1 Qualification of Mumbai Leg of Mercedes Trophy

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Published : Jan 11, 2018, 1:41 am IST
Updated : Jan 11, 2018, 1:41 am IST

The best Gross Winner of the day was Rohan Nigam, with an excellent round of 78 and there were a host of other prizes on offer to be won on the day.

R. Madhavan
 R. Madhavan

Bollywood film actor  R. Madhavan won the Day 1 qualification of the Mumbai leg of the Mercedes Trophy at the Bombay Presidency Golf Club on Wednesday. Madhavan carded a nett. score of 69.6 to emerge victorious on the first day  of the Mumbai qualifiers. Madhavan will now be competing at the National Finals of the tournament to be played at the Oxford Golf Resort in Pune from April 4-6, 2018.

“I am very happy and nothing feels better than winning. I am absolutely looking forward to the National Finals and I feel that Mercedes has really made beautiful arrangements and I really enjoyed my time,” Madhavan said.

The best Gross Winner of the day was Rohan Nigam, with an excellent round of 78 and there were a host of other prizes on offer to be won on the day.

A total of 100 golfers participated on the opening day in Mumbai and will see another 200 golfers compete for two remaining qualification spots over the next two days.

Some prominent winners included Arjun Nowhar, who won the Ballantine’s Long Drive Challenge with a mammoth drive of 287 yards. Chitresh Vaspate won the Mercedes-Benz Closest to Pin contest by landing the ball at 3ft from the pin.

In the Mercedes–Benz Closest to Pin in Two Shots, Vishesh Sahajwala landed the ball at four inches from the pin to win. Surjit Dugal who landed the ball an inch from the line won the Mercedes-Benz Straightest Drive contest.

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