Vijay Amritraj supports Leela Palace junior initiative in Bangalore

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Children from The Leela Annual Golf Tournament on stage with Vijay Amritraj at the awards ceremony

Tennis legend Vijay Amritraj was on hand this week to inspire junior golfers in Bangalore as the Leela Palace Bengaluru recently hosted its second annual golf tournament at the Karnataka Golf Association on January 30, 2024. Following the success of the inaugural event in 2023, the 18-hole tournament, organized in collaboration with KGA Junior Golf Development and Golf Foundation, attracted a diverse group of participants, ranging from budding talents to seasoned professionals. Over 30 children from various backgrounds showcased their golfing skills. 

Madhav Sehgal, Area Vice President – South India, The Leela Palaces Hotels and Resorts, expressed excitement about creating a platform to inspire and celebrate young golfers. Tennis legend Vijay Amritraj, associated with the tournament for the second year, commended The Leela’s efforts to nurture Indian golfing talent, foreseeing a positive impact on identifying and supporting budding players.

The legendary Vijay Amritraj ceremonially kicked off the tournament, embodying the values of resilience and sportsmanship. 

 

 TOURNAMENT RESULTS – 

JUNIORS

8 Years & Below:

Winner: Suryaansh Reddy 18 Pts

Runner-up: Vedika Bhansali 15 Pts

9 – 11 Years:

Winner: Aida Thimmaiah 28 Pts

Runner-up: Pragun Bharath 14 Pts

12 – 14 Years:

Winner: Jashan Ganapathy 35 Pts

Runner-up: Prem Muniyappa 30 Pts

15 Years above:

Winner: Veer Ganapathy 34 Pts

Runner-up: Kiran Muniyappa 29

ADULTS

Cat 0 – 18:

Winner: Sudhir Makhija 39 Pts

Runner- up: Kamlesh Balani 36 Pts

Cat 19 – 24:

Winner: Pawan Mehta 37 Pts

Runner-up: Praveen Singhvi 36 Pts

Special Prizes:

Closest to Pin 8th Hole: Kiran Soans 4’. 11”

Longest Drive 9th Hole: Wasim Khan 286 Yards

Straightest Drive 17th Hole: Anil Sama 1’.10”

 


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