Kapil Dev said the AVT Champions Tour is a brilliant step in helping senior amateur golfers play more consistently.

File photo of former Indian captain Kapil Dev playing golf (Photo Reuters)

STRONG POINTS

  • Kapil Dev won the 60-64 individual age category on the AVT Champions Tour
  • Winning is always a good feeling: Kapil Dev
  • AVT Champions Tour is only India’s second senior national golf tournament

The two-day leg of the AVT Champions Tour in Pune ended with Delhi-based Pushpendra Singh Rathore of the Border Security Force winning the title and former India international David D’Souza in as a finalist.

The two-day event saw the participation of over 100 golfers from 10 cities, including senior golfers like former Indian cricket captain Kapil Dev, who won in the 60-64 age category.

The 726,700 yard course, wet due to heavy rain, proved tricky on both days.

“Winning is always a good feeling. The AVT Tour is a brilliant step in helping us senior amateur golfers to play more consistently for a goal. The Senior Tour has rekindled the competitive spirit and winning among truly talented golfers is a feeling worth cherishing, ”Dev said.

Pushpendra finished with a raw score of 143 with rounds of 71 and 72 respectively over 36 holes. David D’Souza, on the other hand, notched a total score of 145 with 75 and 70 respectively in each round, a press release posted here said.

The AVT Champions Tour is aimed at senior golfers and is only the second national senior (50+) golf tournament in India.

Former All India senior golf champion Gangesh Khaitan was the winner in the 65+ individual age category.

In addition, Rishi Narain, former Asian Games gold medalist and IGU senior national champion All India 2018, as well as winner of the first stage of the AVT Champions Tour, was the winner in the individual age category 55- 59 years old.

Overall Gross Winners in Individual Age Categories: 65+: Gangesh Khaitan, gross score 149 out of 36 holes 60 64: Kapil Dev, gross score 150 out of 36 holes 55 59: Rishi Narain, gross score 152 over 36 holes 50 54 years old: Ankur Prakash, gross score 147 over 36 holes.

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