Ikram Khan leads Poona Club golf course to title win

SPORTS REPORTER
Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Each team had 24 players divided into 12 Fourball and as many Foursome teams comprising two players each in which PCGC won eight matches whle SSGC four.

PUNE: Thirteen-handicapper Ikram Khan led PCGC team to an emphatic 16-8 win over Southern Star Golf Club in the Bilateral Golf tournament 2019 that saw 12 teams each from the two clubs play Fourball and Foursome matches in Matchplay format at the Poona Club Golf Course here on Sunday.

Each team had 24 players divided into 12 Fourball and as many Foursome teams comprising two players each in which PCGC won eight matches whle SSGC four.

Ikram, paired with Kanishka Lunkad, played against the SSGC team of Lt Gen Satinder Kumar Saini and Maj Gen TPS Rawat after making start from the first tee and gave 2-0 lead in Fourball match. The PCGC team went on to take 6-0 lead through three matches that started from the first tee.

In the Foursome matches Aditya Deshmukh and Dolly Manghat played well to give 8-4 edge to PCGC. 

INDIVIDUAL PRIZES
Longest drive (Hole #18): Brig DR Gole 287 yds
Straightest drive (Hole #14): Pradip Nadkarni 29”
Closest to pin (Hole #4): Brig CS Shetty 9ft 2”

RESULTS
Poona Club Golf Course 16 beat Southern Star Golf Club 8
Foursome Matchplay (PCGC 8 bt SSGC 4): Dolly Manghat and Ira Joshi bt Azeez Fatima  and Punam Kalra (2-0); AK Srivastava and Anil Seth lost to Col JS Mangat and Lt Col Vinay Khetarpal (0-2);  AK Singh and Shridhar Singh bt Lt Col RS Budhwar and Col Sumeet Baxi (2-0); Aditya Deshmukh and Jaywant Thorat bt Lt Gen SS Jog and Brig SK Ambike (2-0); Brig DR Gole and Satish Shitut bt Maj Gen PR Murali and Maj Gen Manoj Oka (2-0); Rohan Dhole Patil and Aaron Rocky lost to Col Ashwini S Negi and Wg Cdr PC Kalia  (0-2).
Fourball Matchplay (PCGC 8 bt SSGC 4): Ikram Khan and Kanishka Lunkad bt bt Lt Gen SK Saini and Maj Gen TPS Rawat (2-0); Air Cdr AL Deoskar and Shishir Dhonde bt Lt Gen DS Ahuja and Brig Prakash Tolani (2-0); Pradip Nadkarni and RK Aurora bt Brig C Shetty and Cdr NL Sharma (2-0); Aditya Pusalkar and Raghav Aggarwal lost to Lt Col Mohit Nakhar and Lt Col GP Bhandoria (0-2); Raj Datta and Ajay Kapur lost to Col Gopa Kumar and Capt Rajiv Pusalkar (0-2); Sushant Khosla and Daljit Aurora lost to Col RPS Rawat and Brajendra Kumar (0-2).

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