A.L. Gandeepan and P. Venkateswaran combined well to tally a plus 12 score for the top spot in the prime category (0 to 18) of the first edition of the annual golf tournament for the Nilavan Trophy at the par-72 Coimbatore Golf Club course in Chettipalayam on Sunday.
Arun Kulandaivelu and V. Rajendran, with scores of plus seven, finished for the second spot.
The tournament, played on four-ball best ball, against bogey and choose your own partner format, attracted 120 golfers from this part of the region.
Category 0-18: 1. A.L. Gandeepan / P. Venkateswaran +12; 2. Aruna Kulandaivelu / V. Rajendran + 7. 19-30: 1. Sunku Radesh Kumar / V. Unnikrishnan + 10; 2. Balakrishna Shetty / P.B.H. Pawar + 6.
0-30: 1. S. Bharat Ram / S.N. Saravanan + 1; 2. S. Ajay Alagar / Nakul Prakaash – 2.
Seniors (above 70 yrs, individual): V. Jayaraman + 2.
Special awards: Closest to the pin: K.V. Srinivasan 6-ft 10inches. Longest drive: Nikhil Sunil. Straight drive: M. Ramu 3 inches.
Chip for a nett (zero plus): S. Ajay Alagar (sixth hole); V. Ayyachamy (17th); V. Chinnaswamy (8th); Jayen Menon (1st); D. Lakshminarayanaswamy (6th); S. Pradeep Raj (14th); N. Ramachandran (4th); Sri Hari Prasadh (2nd); K. Subramanian (4th); P. Karthikeyan (4th).
Par-four birdies: S. Bharat Ram (6th & 8th holes); M. Duraiswamy (1st); J. Ganesh Kumar (18th); Nakul Prakash (8th); C.J. Narayan (12th); K. Rajarathinam (17th); A. Ramamurthy (6th); B. Senthil Kumar (18th); V. Somasunderam (15th); K. Vijayabhaskar (1st).