January 27, 2018
COIMBATORE: City golfer D. Shivakumar qualified for the national finals of Mercedes Trophy 2018 to be played in April at Pune.
Shivakumar clinched the spot by carding a net score of 69.6 from the Coimbatore leg qualifier held at the Coimbatore Golf Club on Saturday.
The MercedesTrophy 2018 has so far seen 20 qualifiers including today, who will be competing in the National Finals to be played at the Oxford Golf Resort in Pune from April 4 to 6.
The format of play was Double Peoria. This unique format of adjusting handicaps of players levels the playing field enabling golfers to have a greater chance of qualifying for the national finals.
A total of 80 city golfers participated in the qualifiers and it will travel to six more cities–Kolkata, Chennai, Chandigarh, Gurgaon, Noida and Jaipur and 45 winners will be selected from the qualifiers for the finals. The qualifiers end on March 11 in Jaipur.