Published on : Thursday, November 3, 2016
The 2016 Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup Amateur Series came to a spectacular close with a showpiece Grand Final in Belek, Antalya, Turkey.
The Grand Final, which featured 98 players from 60 countries around the world was hosted by the Titanic Deluxe Belek and contested over the attached Titanic Golf Club.
Washington D.C’s Thomas Buckley was crowned Champion as the 2016 Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup Amateur Series.
Buckley was the only player to break par over the two round Grand Final, with windy conditions and fast greens proving too much of a test for many of the international field. A first round of 38 stableford points was good enough for a share of the overnight lead for the American player. 35 points in Round Two saw him post 73 points and claim victory over playing partner Thomas Muldoon (Dublin, 72 points) by a single shot. Third place went to Denny Staroske from Frankfurt who combined rounds of 36 and 35 points for a 71-point total.
Oslo’s Matthew Corney produced some fine golf throughout both rounds to win the Best Gross prize by a resounding nine strokes with a two over par 70 points. Pervaiz Ahmed (Karachi) and Uzma Mir (Doha) won the men’s and ladies nearest to the pin competitions.
In addition to the two-round Grand Final, all guests experienced eight nights of all-inclusive luxury accommodation in the five-star Titanic Deluxe resort and also enjoyed watching all four days play of the Turkish Airlines Open from the comfort of the luxury hospitality suite as VIP guests of Turkish Airlines.
“We are proud to have concluded our fourth staging of the Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup Amateur Series, which, this year, became the widest-reaching tournament in world corporate golf. Congratulations to all of our winners and we look forward to an even more successful series in 2017.” said Ms. Seda Kalyoncu, Senior Vice President Corporate Communications of Turkish Airlines.
The Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup Amateur Series, which is also backed by global sponsors the Financial Times and Conte of Florence – the series’ Official Clothing and Fashion partner – offers key clients and industry experts the opportunity to network with like-minded business executives at the same time as enjoying and competing at some of the world’s most prestigious courses. It forms part of a wider commitment to golf by Turkish Airlines, who, in addition to the Turkish Airlines Open, also sponsor events on the Ladies European Tour and Challenge Tour.
Source:- Turkish Airlines