Around 120 club members above the age of 18 (Men & Ladies) played the club qualifier on Sunday after two-days of competitive pre-qualifying round. While Gagan Verma with 32 points won in the 0-6 H'cap category, the winners in other categories were Dr Kashmir Singh (28 points) in 7-10 H'cap category, Dr VA Bhardwaj (36 points) in 11-15 H'cap category, CMDE VK Tiwari (37 points) in 16-20 H'cap category and Umesh Gangwar (32 points) in 21-24 H'cap category.

"I had a great time playing today at NGC which is currently playing the best in the whole of NCR. The speeds were around 10, and I managed to hit a 25 ft birdie on the 7th hole which motivated me to go all the way," said Gagan Verma, winner in 0-6 H'cap category.

The tournament will involve around 5000 golfers from 25 key clubs across the country. It will be conducted in three stages. In Stage one, each of the 25 competing clubs will conduct an 18 hole qualifying tournament with the club members competing in five different handicap categories.  The five handicap categories are 0-6, 7-10, 11-14, 15-19 and 20-24.

The individual winner in each handicap category will automatically be selected to represent the club team while the 6th team member and captain will be nominated by the club. The teams thus selected go to the 2nd stage which is the Zonal Finals in four zones: North, South, East and West. At the 18 hole Zonal finals, the best five 18 hole total stable-ford scores of the six players of each club team will make the team score and the top two teams from each of four Zonal Finals will qualify for the 3rd stage, the National Finals.

The North Zonal Finals will take place at Noida Golf Club on November 29, 2013. The Club qualifiers, Zonal Finals and National Finals will be played in individual Stableford off 3/4th handicap allowance.


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