Jamshedpur : Nitin Khosla stole the limelight as he walked away with the honours in the Usha Martin Invitational Golf Tournament that concluded at the Golmuri Golf Club here on Sunday. Nitin tallied 70 Nett to emerge as the “Overall Winner” amongst the 75-odd golfers who teed off in pursuit of honurs.
The enthusiasm of the golfers was overwhelming as they strode out with the threat of rains looming large. However with the rain gods choosing to stay away until the fag end of the round and ensured that at least the golfers had a pleasant round of golf.
Pawan Singh Marwah emerged as the winner in the top handicap category (0-15) with a Nett score of 71. The Golmuri Club Secretary Prashant Maurya ended up as the runner-up with a total of 72, pipping three others on a countback. Srikumar Menon walked away as the champion in the 16 & above handicap category with a total of 73 Nett. Rituraj Sinha came second after he won on a countback with three other players who were tied at 74.
Prashant Jhawar, Chairman, Usha Martin, PK Jain and Anupama Jhawar gave away the prizes in a well-attended function to felicitate the winners. The event was played in a unique Callaway format where all the players begin on an even keel with their handicaps calculated on the basis of their performances.
The two-day event saw a plethora of corporate czars who may not have the swing of Tiger Woods but the same enthusiasm and zeal to excel. “We are happy to be back after a long hiatus but we promise to make this event bigger with each growing year,” said Prashant Jhawar.
At the General Body meeting of Mango Gurudwara on Sunday where the main subject of the matter was constitution amendment, several of the members who were against the amendment including Kulvinder Singh Pannu, former chief of the Gurudwara Inder Singh Inder, Seva Singh and former General Secretary Baljeet Singh protested and meeting took an ugly turn.