Dubai: Satnam Kaur and Randeep Singh took top honours from a field of 76 players at the annual Gulf News Merchants Cup Golf Tournament at The Montgomerie on Thursday.
They scored 48 stableford points to take the overall prize with a comfortable five-point margin. They were presented with a male golf figurine by Duleep George, Executive Director, Marketing & Sales, for Al Nisr Group.
In second place were Alan Salem and Sam Salem, who scored 43 points and took second place on countback ahead of Moshe Kohli and Sanjeev Suri, who had the same number of points. The race for fourth place was also even, with Babu Subramaniam and Paul Joseph coming out ahead of Inder Pal Singh and Anil Sobti after both pairs had racked up 42 points. The top five pairs all received figurines.
There were a host of other prizes on offer during the day, with Singh adding the most valuable male player award to his fifth-placed finish. The most valuable female player was Kerry Fitzpatrick.
Manoj Shivnani was handed a figurine for scoring the most birdies on the day, while a tankard was given to Wayne Connor after he was adjudged to have hit the straightest drive off the first tee.
In the nearest the pin competitions, Bharat Godkhindi was closest to an ace on the eighth hole, while M.A.K. Alizai took the prize for the 17th hole. They both received wedge clubs for their efforts.
Moshe Kohli took the spot prize for longest drive from the 10th tee and Henna Jodha got the most distance on the 18th hole, earning them a new driver apiece.
The annual event, organised by Gulf News since 1996, attracts keen golfers from within the business fraternity and beyond.
The tournament was played in a Pairs Stableford (3/4 handicap) format, with the best stableford score counting on each hole. The men started off from the Blue Sapphire tees and the ladies from the Red Ruby tees.