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Chandigarh lifts Kashmir Uzma invitational golf cup

Srinagar, Sep 14 (UNI) Chandigarh defeated Jammu and Kashmir by a solitary point to win the inaugural Kashmir Uzma invitational golf tournament, which was played here for two days from September 12.

While Chandigarh scored 45 points, Jammu and Kashmir followed close behind with 44.

Delhi came third in the championship played at the picturesque Royal Springs Golf Course (RSGC) on the banks of world famous Dal Lake and on the foothills of Zabarwan range here.

About 100 golfers, including some women, from across the country participated in the tournament.

Tourism Minister Mohammad Dilawar Mir had teed off the golf tournament here on Wednesday.

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference Farooq Abdullah, captain of the Jammu and Kashmir team, gave away the prizes in presence of Greater Kashmir and Kashmir Uzma Editor-in-Chief Fayaz Ahmad Kaloo and former Jammu and Kashmir High Court Chief Justice Bashir Ahmed Khan.

Chandigarh captain Ravinder Sandhu, who is also a principal secretary in the Punjab government, received the winner's trophy.

Mr Kaloo presented the runners-up trophy to Dr Abdullah.

Delhi captain Lalit Kapoor received a memento from the former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister.

The highlight of the tournament was that players of all ages took part in it. While the youngest participant was 16-year-old Adnan Mubarak from Jammu and Kashmir, 82-year-old A S Duggal represented Delhi, being the oldest player in the championship.


Story first published: Friday, September 14, 2007, 17:08 [IST]
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