Day One – 2017 Azerbaijan Open and GEC Open
The first day of the 2017 Azerbaijan Open was held in conjunction with the GEC – Global Enterprise Connect Open challenge. A global event played in 18 countries with the leading three players qualified for an all expense trip to the final in December. Commenting on the event Ronak Samantaray, Director for the GEC Open series: “We are delighted to bring our event to Azerbaijan, working with the team at Dreamland Golf Club has ensured a great day of competition on course with a fantastic Gala Dinner and Prize Giving. We look forward to welcoming players to Dubai in December where they will get the chance to play the Majlis course at Emirates Golf Club and the newly opened Trump Dubai in our world final”
Playing a full handicap Stableford format each team of four was split into two pairings. Although an individual Stableford game for each player, all scores from Day 1 went towards the overall team total and final results. With many in form players competing the round was played in perfect weather conditions. We congratulate the following winner Class A Handicap index 0 – 16.6 Yerlan Duissenbin who traveled from Kazakhstan – 42 points. Winner Class B Handicap index 16.7 – 28.0 was Dreamland Member Eldar Kerimov – 40 points, followed by Susan Drummond – 39 points winning the Class C Handicap index 0 – 36.0 Ladies – Enjoy Dubai!!!
The side contests for Day One were
Nearest the Pin Hole 4 – GEC Open 2017 - Nick Hore
Longest Drive Hole 10 – GEC Open 2017 - Chris Wood-Woolley
Nearest the Prize Flag Hole 1 – Azerbaijan Open 2017 - Ilgar Ahmadov
Nearest the Pin Hole 7 – Azerbaijan Open 2017 - Almas Shabanov
Nearest the Pin Hole 11 – Azerbaijan Open 2017 - Alistair Still
Nearest the Pin Hole 17 – Azerbaijan Open 2017 - Susan Drummond.
Congratulations to ALL!