We lived through classic memories of years past and a glimpse of the future at the 2017 IAGA tour stop at Wente Golf course. With a gorgeous day, but greens a bit rough, we had another record turnout with 76 golfers teeing it up.
BACK TO THE FUTURE was real at Wente as two juniors dominated the results with two reflections to IAGA past showing a strong finish.
Our LOW GROSS winner with a strong 78 was our lowest index in the field as well as the youngest in age. PRIYA BAKSHI, playing from the White Tees, shot a superb 78 to lead the field. However, there was a blast from the past chasing her down with VINEET SHARMA finding form and also shooting a gross 78 from the Blue Tees to take the MAHARAJA low net prize over JIMMY SINGH.
With many members having been around for awhile, the name MANN has been a long standing one in IAGA history. A well loved past member, Jatinder "cookie" Mann used to grace the fairways and post round celebrations for years till his health took him away from the course. He has passed the torch to his brother and his son and they are building on the legacy. MOHINDER MANN, squeaked out a tight one stroke win in the TIGER flight over new comer MADHAV HALBE.
Then in the COBRA flight, another look to the future with PRATAP MOHAN dominating the day with a 5 shot victory over PRAVAT LALL. Pratap has given notice with his first sub 90 round in IAGA. He says the next goal is a sub 70....Lookout Maharaja flight.......they are coming!!!!
Congrats to all our winners at Wente and here are the official results:
- Low Gross - PRIYA BAKSHI ....78
- Low Net Maharaja - VINEET SHARMA - Net 69
- Runner up Maharaja - JIMMY SINGH
- Low Net Tiger - MOHINDER MANN - Net 67
- Runner Up Tiger - MADHAV HALBE
- Low Net Cobra - PRATAP MOHAN - Net 63
- Runner Up Cobra - PRAVAT LALL
- Closest to the Pin - VINO VARGHESE
- Long Drive Maharaja - ADITYA RANJAN
- Long Drive Tiger - RAVI CHEKURI
Our Golfer of the Year leaders:
- Maharaja Flight - VINEET SHARMA
- Tiger Flight - ABHI DESAI
- Cobra Flight - PRASAD UPADHYAYULA