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Sixty-two Players Tee Off at Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup Qualifier Round in Athens

Turkish_TAWGC 2016 Athens - group foto

The Glyfada Golf Course in Athens, Greece, recently hosted a stage of the Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup 2016, one of the sport’s biggest and most exciting amateur tournaments. The event took place on Saturday, May 21.

The 28th of 100 qualifiers for the global event, which enjoyed great acclaim in its inaugural edition in 2013, featured 62 players, all personally-invited guests of Turkish Airlines.

Turkish_TAWGC Athens winners group photoKevork Palamoudian won the individual competition with 40 points and progressed to the Grand Final in Antalya, Turkey, this October and November. Aris Vovos was runner-up, Constantinos Fischer was third and Odysseas Sasagiannis and Irene Krambs won the nearest-the-pin prizes.

“We would like to congratulate everyone who took part in the Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup qualifier at Glyfada Golf Course,” said Alp Yavuzeser, General Manager for Turkish Airlines Athens. “It was a brilliant day and well done to our winner, Mr. Palamoudian – we look forward to seeing you in Antalya in November.”

The Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup 2016 series takes place across the globe, in destinations including Hong Kong, Great Britain, South Korea, Japan, China, Spain, the United States, Portugal, Italy, France, Greece, Argentina, Brazil and Turkey. The first qualifiers took place in Dar es Salaam, Mumbai and Doha in February.

Winners of the Grand Final will compete in the 2016 Turkish Airlines Open pro-am, while all 100 lucky Grand Final qualifiers will enjoy an eight-night accommodation at an all-inclusive resort and VIP passes to attend the Turkish Airlines Open.

Turkish Airlines, which was recently voted Best Airline in Europe for the fifth consecutive year, launched the World Golf Cup in 2013.

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