Akshay books berth in finals of BT Honda Pro-Am of Champions

Mumbai, Feb 2 (UNI) Akshay Kilachand booked a berth in the National finals of the 13th edition of the BT Honda Pro-Am of Champions, to be held at the Classic Golf Resort, Delhi, on March 9.

In the Western Regional round held at the Bombay Presidency Golf Club here today, Akshay emerged winner in the 0-8 handicap catgeory.

Also joining Akshay were Dilip Sharma and Bob Sivaram, winners in the 9-16 and 17-24 handicap categories respectively.

The quartet of Dilip Sharma, Wg Cdr S Rao, R K Padmanabhan and Omkar Fotedar bagged the team event with a total of 104 points. The team of Ashish Chemburkar, Dr Prakash Doshi, Jimmy Billimoria and Kishore Shivdasani emerged as the runners-up with 91 points.

The field comprised some of the top corporate czars from the western region. The event was sponsored by Honda SIEL Cars India and co-sponsored by Avaya Global Connect&ITC Hotels Ltd. ColorPlus were the styling partners.

The respective winners from each of the four zones will travel to the national final, where they will get a chance to rub shoulders with the best professionals in the country. Apart from the main trophies, there were interesting prizes on four holes, which tested the golfers in all departments of the game.


Story first published: Sunday, February 3, 2008, 22:36 [IST]
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