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Anar Mammadov - Businessman & Maecenas from Azerbaijan
Businessman & Maecenas from Azerbaijan
july 13th, 2015

Turkish Airlines holds international golf contest in Azerbaijan

One of the world's biggest air companies - Turkish Airlines has held the next stage of the famous, biggest and spectacular golf tournament - Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup - Amateur Series in Azerbaijan, at the National Gold Club (Guba), which is part of the Azerbaijan Golf Federation.

According to Oxu.Az, the event involved the golfers from Azerbaijan, England, Korea, Australia, Croatia, Spain, India, Russia, Turkey and other countries.

Azerbaijan was represented by Elshan Guliyev, Ruslan Aliyev and Firdovsi Humbatov.

Welcoming the guests at the opening ceremony, president of the Golf Federation of Azerbaijan Anar Mammadov expressed his satisfaction that the next stage of Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup - Amateur series is held in Azerbaijan.

"I am confident that the participants will enjoy the tournament greatly. Despite being young, the Golf Federation of Azerbaijan has managed to popularize this sport in Azerbaijan within a short period of time. As a result of the golf tournaments we have held, Azerbaijan has become famous in the world as one of the centers of golf and the Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup - Amateur series held in Guba today is yet another proof", the president of the Federation said wishing success to all the athletes.

In addition, it was noted that this event which is a joint project of Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup - Amateur Series and the Golf Federation of Azerbaijan will be held in Azerbaijan every year and promote popularization of golf among the wider audience.

The winners were awarded at the end of the tournament.

The winner of the current tournament has received a trip to the final of Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup-Amateur Series due in Antalya. The final will involve the winners of other stages in different countries.

In addition, Turkish Airlines presented a ticket to the winner for the business class flight and seven - day staying at the five-star hotel (all inclusive).

The awarding ceremony was attended by President of the Golf Federation of Azerbaijan Anar Mammadov, editor-in-chief of the Turkish Airlines in Azerbaijan Fatih Guven and others. 

Golf tournament winners:

Nearest the pin 
Alistair McDuff

Best Gros
Mr Bong Hwan Seo

3rd place:

B Category 3rd 31 points Onofrio D`Onghia
A Category 3rd 35 points Sean Harrison

2nd place

B category 2nd 35 points Michel Leather
A category 2nd 35 points 17 back nine Rob Donoghue

1st place

B category 38 points Yeong Gil Jeong
A Category 45 points Bong Hwan Seo

Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup - Amateur Series is held in more than 65 countries. This tournament started first in 2013 and further became a yearly tradition.

The next stage of the tournament will be held in Scottish Edinborogh.