Panchshil wins Poona Club Golf League
Panchshil Aces stuck to the task right from the start and with Sarvesh K and Rita D providing early lead when they defeated Pramod K and Bhakti T 3up and set the tone for other team members to follow before the Rajiv Datar mentored team defeated Yohan Poonawalla Eagles 6-0 in the final to win the inaugural Poona Club Golf League at the Poona Club Golf course here on Sunday.
Pune: Panchshil Aces stuck to the task right from the start and with Sarvesh K and Rita D providing early lead when they defeated Pramod K and Bhakti T 3up and set the tone for other team members to follow before the Rajiv Datar mentored team defeated Yohan Poonawalla Eagles 6-0 in the final to win the inaugural Poona Club Golf League at the Poona Club Golf course here on Sunday.
The three-day event designed on the lines of IPL wherein eight teams started the competition before top two emerged from two groups to make up the semi-final lineup, saw much enthusiasm as club players across various handicaps were paired in two foursome matches, two fourball matches and one Fourball gross tie.
On Sunday, Sarvesh and Rita won the second foursome match over nine holes after the final began of Hole No 10. They lost the first hole, but recovered well to take the next three before Poonawalla Eagles rallied to even the scores, but Sarvesh and Rita took the final three holes to win the match 3 up.
The first fourball saw Dinu M and Pankaj S drawing Amaldev VP and Pankaj S despite being 2 up after five holes as the final two holes were taken by the Poonawalla Eagles.
Pratik N and Anand P left nothing for the final holes as they won the first three to take early lead in the fourball gross tie before they halved the last three to close the chapter in Panchshil’s favour, earning double points as so the gross tie was valued at.
Closest to the pin on Hole #4: Jaywant Thorat (Panchshil Aces)
Closest to pin on Hole #16: Jay Shirke (Shirke Angry Birdies)
Straightest drive on Hole #3: Nitin Lunkad (Kalyani Amazing Albatrosses)
Longest drive on Hole #18: Pranav Mardikar (Yohan Poonawalla Eagles)
Top 3 junior golfers: Ira Joshi (11 pts, Shirke Angry Birdies); Rajvir and Urja (9 pts each, Syska Swinging Sultan)
Best lady golfer: Bhakti Thorat (Yohan Poonawalla Eagles)
Best senior golfer: Col Bhandarkar (Syska Swinging Sultan)
Golfer of the tournament: Dinou Mahajan (Panchshil Aces)
Final: Panchshil Aces 6 (Ananya G and Jaywant T drew Dr Date and Arvind S; Sarvesh K and Rita D bt Pramod K and Bhakti T 3up; Dinu M and Pankaj S drew Amaldev VP and Pankaj S; Abhijit G and Jiyaji B bt Anil S and Vikrant P 1up; Pratik N and Anant P bt Pranav M and Sushant K 1up) beat Poonawala Eagles 0.
Third position: Syska Swinging Sultans 9 (Rajveer S and Urja S drew Raj D Leon Z; Ikram Khan and Bhandarkar bt Karthikeyan and Gauri K 3up; Aaron R and Shlok J drew Jay S and Rajat B; Hrishikesh C and Shraddha G bt Virendra S and Suresh KP 6up) beat Shirke The Angry Birdies 3 (Shridhar S and Ira J bt Prakash C and Asha K 3up)
Semi-finals: Eagles beat Angry Birdies 14-4; Panchshil Aces beat Sultans 10-3