Bengaluru, September 22: Cricketer Karun Nair and sports commentator Charu Sharma were among the prize winners on Day 3 of the 10thSara Futura Karnataka Golf Festival being played at the Karnataka Golf Association.
The other highlight of the day was the overwhelming response to the golf clinic conducted by woman professional golfers Neha Tripathi and Anisha Padukone.
Cricketer Karun Nair, won the on course Longest Drive contest, with a monster drive of 275 yards on hole number nine. Karun is a serious amateur golfer and has spoken a lot about how the game helps him in developing a sense of individual responsibility, which sometimes can be difficult to develop in a team sport.
Charu Sharma, the television sports commentator and considered the brain behind the hugely popular Pro Kabaddi League, also won the runner-up prize in the 11-15-handicap category with a net score of 32 points. Ajit Agarkar was the other non-golf sports star to tee-off at the KGA.
The day’s big winners however were Vittal Bhandari in the 21-24-handicap category with a net score of 33 points, T.S. Devaiah (16-20, 36 points), Capt. Abdul Gafoor (11-15, 32 points), Rajendra Patil (6-10, 34 points) and Milesh Jamburao (0-5, 36 points).