The Indian leg of 2018 Audi Quattro Cup has come to an end in a closely contested final held at Banyan Golf Club in Hua Hin, Thailand. In the India final hosted by Audi India, the pair of Dr. Giridhar Thota and Shawn Reddy representing Audi Hyderabad garnered 45 Stableford points to beat the challenge of seven other teams. Being the most celebrated amateur golf tournament, the Audi quattro Cup is celebrating its 27th anniversary globally this year. The World Final will be held in Kitzbühel, Austria from September 23-27, 2018. Globally, an expected number of over 1,00,000 golfers compete in teams of two across more than 700 tournaments in 47 countries.
“Audi connects the enthusiasm for golf with the fascination of Audi automobiles in the Audi quattro Cup. Established in 1991, the Audi quattro Cup will celebrate its 27th anniversary in 2018. I am delighted to share that the Indian Edition of the tournament is celebrating its 11th year in India which also coincides with the completion of Audi’s 11 years in India. During the Audi quattro Cup India finals, all the participants showcased a thrilling performance, which complements Audi’s passion for sports and drive for innovation. I would like to congratulate Dr. Giridhar Thota & Shawn Reddy for winning the coveted title” said Mr. Rahil Ansari, Head, Audi India. More than 800 players participated in the India leg this year.
In an evenly contested final, the team representing Audi Kolkata comprising of Atul Almal and Rohan Shroff finished runners up spot after totaling 38 Stableford points while the team from Audi Gurgaon consisting of Vivek Bhardwaj and Sidhant Khosla secured the third place with 37 Stableford points, beating the other teams for a podium finish. The India final of the Audi quattro Cup was a culmination of a nationwide event held across eight cities. Played on the unique ‘Greensome Stableford’ format, two players of varying handicaps were randomly drawn to form a team. The winning team from each of the qualifying round played on the ‘Team Stableford on Individual Peoria’ format to earn a spot in the India final.