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The Take Solutions World Corporate Golf Challenge
Submitted by anujgupta on Wed, 06/02/2008 - 23:12

The regional round of the TAKE Solutions World Corporate Golf Challenge–India has been won by Imperial Group Team with a score of 104 points. The tournament is the official Indian qualifier for the World Corporate Golf Challenge to be held at La Manga Spain in July 2008.

The winning team consisting of – Anil Handa (36), Manav Sardana (36), Ankur Sachdev (32) and Vikram Bahri (25) points, and a total of 104 won the third leg of World Corporate Golf Challenge – India. The national finals will be held in Mumbai at Aamby Valley on March 2, 2008.
Take Solutions World Corporate Golf Challenge 2008Take Solutions World Corporate Golf Challenge 2008On this occasion, Pankaj Munjal (MD, Hero Cycles Ltd.),  Chekitan Sawhney (MD, Keselec Schreder Pvt Ltd), H.R. Srinivasan (Vice Chairman & Vision Holder, Take Solutions), Rohita Jaidka (Commercial Director, Air India), Rishi Narain, Vivek Kudva (CEO, Franklin Templeton), and Ravi Talwar (Chairman, Mercedes Benz T&T Motors) were also present there.
Thanking the participants at the conclusion of the regional round, Mr H R Srinivasan, vision holder Take Solutions said, "We are overwhelmed by the response of the corporate world to the event and the competitive spirit displayed by the participants. Next year we will look at more regional rounds before the finals to widen participation".
World Golf Challenge now in its 12th edition is the only annual World Golf Championship of corporate teams and offers winning Indian team a unique opportunity to represent India at the Finals.
Among the other countries participating in the World Final are United States, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Spain, France, Italy, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa, New Zealand, Germany, Nigeria and Norway.
In India there are four qualifiers, West (Jan 19, BPGC Mumbai), (Mar 1, Aamby Valley, Lonavala) South (Jan 26, Eagleton Golf Resort, Bangalore) and North (Jaypee Greens Golf Resort, Feb 2). The top two teams from each region will meet in a National Final at Aamby Valley on March 2 and the World Final is to be played at La Manga, Spain July 2008. In each team of four players, the three best scores of the day are added up to make up the team score.

Past teams that have represented India at the world final are BPCL, Parle Foods, Standard Chartered Bank, Deutsche Bank (from Mumbai), Indian Airlines, Hero Motors, GE, Golden Peakock & McCann Ericson. In 2007 Mercedes-Benz finished a creditable 5 th of the 25 participating countries and were voted the most popular team of the tournament.

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