With the rough set deep, deep, deep, the scores were reflective of the tough conditions. One of the best rounds in IAGA in 2013 was on display as Vishal Wadhwa, a 2 handicapper, mastered the venue with a superb GROSS 76. He would have walked away with the win had it not been for a very, very, hot golfer in 2013.....SANDEEP MALIK, who is having a Tiger like year in IAGA. Sandeep has won 3 events this year. It would have been 4 had it not been for his DQ at Half Moon Bay.
In the TIGER Flight......ASHOK VAID got by with a one stroke victory with a NET 71 over Pradeep Pal. Only 4 strokes separated the top 4 players as this has been a very competitive flight over the season. SABEER BHATIA was chasing the Golfer of the Year from this flight............stay tuned for results.
The COBRA flight had it's own drama developing as Vikaas Dixit had total control of the Golfer of the Year unless he fell out of the top 5 in his flight in this event. With a NET 82, he finished 8th which left the door open. The most consistent player from Cobra on this day was CHANDRA KANIVE. Chandra is gaining more control of his swing and is putting in a strong finish for the season.
CLOSEST TO THE PIN was won by Sabeer Bhatia (he did make the putt for birdie). LONG DRIVE awards go to Sandeep Malik for the Maharaja and Pradeep Pal for the Tiger/Cobra flights.
There were only 3 skins won at Silverado for a nice payout of $250 to each of the winners.....Naresh Kapahi, Ranjan Bhasin, and Irfan Mehdi.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Pace of Play was good. Most finished their rounds in 5 hours and 15 minutes........results of those beyond this time are posted below
A great time was had by all under beautiful blue skies and terrific course conditions. IAGA will definitely return to this venue in 2014....but a bit earlier in the year.