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Team ‘Delhi Tigers’ top Group Leaderboard at Lloyd DGC League

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 LLOYD DELHI GOLF CLUB LEAGUE 2022: Day-5

Anal Mehta and Sunita Mehta of ‘Delhi Tigers’ jointly read a tricky putt.

Khel Today Bureau 

New Delhi: Team ‘Delhi Tigers’ consolidated their position atop the Leaderboard in their group with 5 wins and 1 draw in 7 games against team ‘Shiva Motocorp Land Rover’ on Day-5 of the ‘Lloyd Delhi Golf Club League – Powered by Vredestein Tyres’. ‘Delhi Tigers’ tally 28.5 points for the tournament.  Team ‘Shiva Motocorp Land Rover’ on the other hand could manage only 3.5 points and their tournament tally stands at 18 points.

Team ‘MMG Coca-Cola’ won 4 of their 7 games against team ’24 Lions’ to take the lead in their group with an overall tally of 25.5 points.  ‘MMG Coca-Cola notched up 10 points as opposed to team ’24 Lions’ 6.5 points today.

Team ‘Ardee Par Excellence’ after a poor opening start in two previous games, put together an excellent performance today, winning 5 of their 7 matches and drawing 1 to tally 11.5 points.  They have leapfroged to third place in their group.  Their opponents, team ‘Eagles & Birdies’ could manage only 4.5 points today. ‘Ardee Par Excellence’ tally 20 points for the tournament.

In the final session of the day, team ‘Baale Golf’ strung together 12 points courtesy 5 wins and 1 draw in 7 matches against team ‘Sterling Swingers’ who could muster only 4 points.  ‘Baale Golf’ tournament tally stands at 22 points.

The League, being played at the historic par-72 Delhi Golf Club course, features 13 days of hard-fought golf and will conclude in a Grand Finale on October 22, 2022.

The tournament is being played on a “Four-ball better-ball Matchplay” Format.  The League will be played in two stages – a Round Robin stage followed by a Knock-out stage. During each playoff match between two teams, each team will field 7 pairs (14 players). One pair from each team will play against a pair from the other team in a “Four-ball better-ball” Matchplay format with all the players playing off 75% of their original handicaps. The teams will get points for their wins. The 20 teams have been divided into 4 groups. After the Round Robin stage, 2 teams from each group will qualify for the Knock-out stage starting with the Quarter-finals.  The Finals will be played on the 22nd of Oct 2022.

Some of the biggest names in the golfing world who have honed their skills at the Delhi Golf Club, are involved with the League at different levels, including three Arjuna Award winners namely Shiv Kapur, Nonita Lal Qureshi and Amit Luthra.  Additionally, stalwarts such as Gaurav Ghei – the first ever Indian golfer to qualify for the Open Championship ‘97; Vivek Bhandari – winner of the Honda-Siel PGA Championship ’97; Arjun Singh – winner of the Wills Masters ’98; Asian Tour regulars – Chiragh Kumar and Amandeep Johl; leading Ladies Tour professionals Mehar Atwal and Ayesha Kapur, top Coaches  Jasjit Singh and Ajai Gupta are involved in the Delhi Golf Club League 2022.

The 20 teams competing in the League are: ‘The A-Team’, ‘Sterling Swingers’, ‘Baale Golf’, Eagles & Birdies’, ‘Christie’s Golf’, ‘SwingKKings’, ‘Shiva Motocorp. Land Rover’, Bajaj Foundation’, Tee Birds’, The Pioneers’, Team Coca-Cola’ ’24 Secure Lions’, ‘TEEm EDC”, Athletic Drive’, ‘BMW-Deutsche Motoren’, ‘Delhi Tigers’, ‘Birdie Machine’, Ardee Par Excellence,  robo4me and B i Luxury, with the last three being new entrants into the field.

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