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Former cricket captain Kapil wins golf tournament

September 20, 2019 21:24 IST

Kapil Dev

IMAGE: Kapil Dev won in the 60-64 individual age category in the Pune leg of AVT Champions tour. Photograph: Tony Marshall/Getty Images for ProSport

The two-day Pune leg of AVT Champions tour ended with Delhi-based Pushpendra Singh Rathore of the Border Security Force walking away as the winner and former India International David D'souza as runner-up.


The two-day event saw participation by over 100 golfers from 10 cities which included star senior golfers like former India cricket captain Kapil Dev, who won in the 60-64 individual age category.

The par 726700 Yards course, wet due to heavy rains in Pune, turned to be tricky on both days.

"Winning is always a good feeling. The AVT tour is a brilliant step towards helping us senior amateur golfers play more consistently now for a goal. The senior's tour has revived the competitive spirit and winning amongst some really talented golfers is a feeling that is worth being cherished," said Kapil.

Pushpendra ended up with a gross 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.

The AVT Champions Tour is for senior golfers and is only the second national-senior (50 years and above) golf tournament in India.

Former All India Senior Golf Champion Gangesh Khaitan was the winner in the individual age category of 65 and above.

Also, former Asian Games gold medalist and 2018 IGU Senior All India National Champion as well as winner of the first leg of the AVT Champions Tour, Rishi Narain, was the winner in the 55-59 individual age category.

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