Hyderabad, 27th September 2021: The third round of the SREENIDHI UNIVERSITY TELANGANA PREMIER GOLF LEAGUE 2021, was held on Saturday, September 25th 2021 at the Hyderabad Golf Association golf course. The league sponsored by Sreenidhi University and powered by Magnifiq Securities, HDFC and NMDC; has 5 qualifying Rounds at league stage. The two teams qualifying from each division play in the 3 Rounds of Knock out/playoff matches of Quarter Finals, Semi Finals and Finals..
The third of the first five qualifying rounds was played in Singles format on Saturday, where 64 golfers from 8 teams teeing off in the morning session at 6.20 am and another 64 golfers from 8 teams teeing off at 11.00 am in the afternoon session. Though it rained intermittently, the weather was perfect for golf and saw intense competition among the teams. This being a singles format, each player in the 4 -ball was playing three matches, one from each team in his group, concurrently. Each win gets 1 point, draw gets 0.5 points and loss is 0 points.
The 3rd round was keenly contested with TEAM MYSA, continuing to maintain overall lead with 25.5 cumulative points. Team Devpixel Devils had a dramatic round getting 16.5 points to reach overall second position with cumulative 23.5 points. Civet Rangers moved up to third position with cumulative score of 22.5 points
Coming to the team positions in their respective groups, (top two teams from each group will qualify for the Quarter finals):
In Group A, team Civet Rangers leads in the group with cumulative points of 22.5 followed by Team Teeoff with 21 points. The round saw a dramatic duel between the top golfers of HGA, Sridhar Reddy of Civet Rangers & Sashidhar Reddy of Classic Champs. Sashidhar Reddy came back from being four down to Sreedhar Reddy to finish by halving the match thereby sharing half a point each. Hitesh Zaveri of Classic Champs had a great run winning all the three matches in his group.
Team Teeoff had a very good round winning 14 points, with Arjun Pradipak, Rahul Varma and Prasad winning all their matches thereby adding 3 points each to their team. The highlight was Arjun Pradipak beating the club champions to win all 3 points. Classic Champs is placed third with 20 points and team Labonel fourth with 16.5 points in Group A.
In Group B, Apollo Cancer Crusaders emerged as the leader with a cumulative score of 22 points. The team saw remarkable performances form their players, especially the owner of the team, Dr. Vijayanand Reddy leading from the front by winning all his three matches bringing in all the 3 points. This was followed by equally great performance by Sanjay Pulla Reddy, Bhushan Byragani & Nagi Reddy. Team MYK Strikers emerged as the second in the group with a cumulative score of 20.5 points.
In Group C, fortunes turned with each round and saw Team Devpixel Devils stage a dramatic comeback. Ranked at the bottom of the league after round 1, their remarkable wins in round 2 and with 16.5 in round 3, brought them back from 16th place to second in the league overall standings. Srinath Kottam, Ranadhir Reddy and Ashish Phutela had phenomenal rounds winning all their three matches and getting 3 points each for their team.
Team Villaggio Highlanders came second in the group with a cumulative 22 points with Ram Mandava leading the charge by winning all his matches.
Group D saw an impressive performance by the top three teams. Team Mysa continued to lead the group with a cumulative score of 25.5 points thereby leading in the overall score too. A masterful performance by Madhav Kota and Abhijay Jaiswal, winning all their matches, ensured their continuing in the top position.
Glendale Golfers also had a remarkable round with their star players Raj Gaddam, Narahari Varma & KVSN Reddy putting up a great show by winning all their matches with a big margin and emerging second in their group and third in the overall score, with a cumulative score of 22 points.
Team KUN Exclusive BWM Eagle Hunters, saw a remarkable performance from Hemanth, Sumeet & Pranav, punching well above their weight winning 17 points in round 3 and moving up from the bottom to 11 position in the overall score.
|GROUP LEADER BOARD|
|Team – A|
|TEAM TEE OFF||2||5||14.5||21|
|Team – B|
|APOLLO CANCER CRUSADERS||4||2||16||22|
|Team – C|
|Team – D|
|KUN EXCLUSIVE BMW EAGLE HUNTERS||1||2||16||20|
|Overall Leader Board|
|5||APOLLO CANCER CRUSADERS||4||2||16||22|
|7||TEAM TEE OFF||2||5||14||21|
|11||KUN EXCLUSIVE BMW EAGLE HUNTERS||1||2||17||20|