5th Turk­ish Air­lines World Golf Cup

Golfers brave the rain for a chance at the fi­nals

Golf Asia - - GOLFING SCENE -

Turk­ish Air­lines, Europe’s Best Air­line for six con­sec­u­tive years ac­cord­ing to the Sky­trax Pas­sen­ger Sur­vey, presents the 5th edition of the Turk­ish Air­lines World Golf Cup. The global ama­teur golf com­pe­ti­tion, where thou­sands of par­tic­i­pants com­pete at qual­i­fy­ing events in 100 des­ti­na­tions world­wide, is one of the sev­eral in­ter­na­tional sports backed by Turk­ish Air­lines.

The 30th of 100 qual­i­fiers for the global event, which in the first year started with 12 events and 700 play­ers, has grown ev­ery year since the tour­na­ment’s in­cep­tion. Now in the 5th year of stag­ing the Turk­ish Air­lines World Golf Cup, the event last year boasted 8,000 play­ers com­pet­ing glob­ally. Sin­ga­pore fea­tured 104 play­ers, all per­son­ally in­vited guests of Turk­ish Air­lines.

Ku­nal Awasthy won the in­di­vid­ual com­pe­ti­tion and pro­gresses to the Grand Fi­nal in An­talya, Tur­key this Oc­to­ber and Novem­ber. Shirley Lee was run­ner-up, Joseph Ng was third and Ti­mothy Lim and Shirley Lee won the near­est-the-pin prizes. “We would like to of­fer our con­grat­u­la­tions to ev­ery­one who made the Turk­ish Air­lines World Golf Cup qual­i­fier in Sin­ga­pore such a spe­cial day,” said Levend Arisoy, Gen­eral Man­ager for Turk­ish Air­lines Sin­ga­pore. “It was a fan­tas­tic tour­na­ment day and well done to our winner, Ku­nal. He still has so much to play for in An­talya but ev­ery­one else will be look­ing for­ward to com­ing back again next year.”

All fi­nal­ists will en­joy a seven-night stay at the five-star lux­ury Ti­tanic Deluxe Belek ho­tel in An­talya, Tur­key and will be flown Busi­ness Class from their qual­i­fy­ing des­ti­na­tions by Turk­ish Air­lines. The over­all win­ners of the two-round Grand Fi­nal at the Ti­tanic Golf Club will progress to play in the 2017 Turk­ish Air­lines Open pro-am. The Fi­nan­cial Times, Na­tional Rent A Car, and Conte of Florence are of­fer­ing their sub­stan­tial sup­port to the hugely an­tic­i­pated tour­na­ment.

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