The latest stage of the 2015 Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup, one of the sport’s largest and most exciting amateur tournaments, took place at Classic Golf & Country Club in Delhi, India, on Saturday March 28th.
The fifth of 66 qualifiers for the global event, which has expanded rapidly since the inaugural tournament in 2013, featured 101 players, all personally-invited guests of Turkish Airlines.
Sanjay Setia and Shekhar Agrawal finished first in their respective categories in the individual stableford competition and therefore progress to the Grand Final in Antalya, Turkey, this October. Raj Kumar, meanwhile, won the nearest-the-pin prize and Rudratej Singh scored the lowest gross of the day.
“We would like to congratulate everyone who took part in the Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup qualifier in Delhi,” said Ozer Guler, General Manager for Turkish Airlines Delhi. “It was another successful edition and well played to our winners, Sanjay and Shekhar - we look forward to seeing you in Antalya in October.”
The first qualifier took place in Johannesburg, South Africa, with events also taking place in Cape Town, Doha and Mumbai in March before visiting Delhi. Tournaments will continue to take place across the globe, with Kuwait, Karachi, Dubai, Los Angeles, Seoul and Beijing amongst the next events on the schedule.
The overall winners of the Grand Final will progress to play in the 2015 Turkish Airlines Open pro-am, while all finalists are to enjoy a seven-night stay in an all-inclusive hotel.
Turkish Airlines, which was recently voted Europe’s best airline for the fourth consecutive year (2014), launched the World Golf Cup in 2013, featuring 12 qualifying events.
China’s Han Liang proved victorious and his prize was partnering world number one and 14-time major champion Tiger Woods in the Turkish Airlines Open pro-am.
After that initial success, there was a rapid expansion to include 50 events worldwide last year.
About Turkish Airlines:
Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines is a 4-star airline today with a fleet of 264 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 263 destinations worldwide with 220 international and 43 domestic. According to Skytrax survey of 2014, Turkish Airlines was chosen "Europe's Best Airline" for the fourth and "Best Airline in Southern Europe" for the sixth consecutive time. Having won in 2010 the world's "Best Economy Catering Service" and in 2013 the world’s "Best Business Catering Service" awards, Turkish Airlines was this year awarded the world's "Best Business Catering Service" and “Best Business Class Lounge Dining” prizes in the Skytrax survey. More information about Turkish Airlines can be found on www.turkishairlines.com.
About Star Alliance:
The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveller. Its acceptance by the market has been recognized by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award and Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI and United. The integration of Avianca Brasil is currently in progress. Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 18,500 daily flights to 1,316 airports in 192 countries.
Mr. Mehmet Akay, General Manager, Western & Southern India along with Mr. Ozer Guler, General Manager, Northern & Eastern India with the winners at the Turkish Airlines 2015, New Delhi