Posted on March 10, 2016

Turkish Airlines, the national flag carrier of Turkey, and Europe’s best airline for the fifth year in a row, hosted the Qatar segment of the 2016 Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup, the sport’s biggest and most exciting amateur tournament at the Doha Golf Club. The challenge was won by Uzma Mir (pictured), who now progresses to the grand final in Belek, Antalya, in Turkey, which will take place in October and November this year.

Kursad Caymaz, General Manager for Turkish Airlines Qatar said: “We would like to congratulate everyone who took part in the Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup qualifier in Doha. It was a brilliant day for the game of golf and Mir was outstanding in her effort. We now look forward to hosting her at the grand finals in Belek this October.” Mir was able to easily coast to victory during the tournament, which featured 88 players, all personally-invited guests of Turkish Airlines. By winning the competition in Qatar, Mir will now compete with several other finalists from around the world at the Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup 2016.

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The 2016 series is a truly global affair, with more than 7,500 guests of the airline expected to take part in destinations including Hong Kong, Great Britain, South Korea, Japan, China, Spain, the United States, Portugal, Italy, France, Greece, Argentina, Brazil and Turkey. The overall winner of the Grand Final progresses to play in the 2016 Turkish Airlines Open pro-am attended in the past by top golfers like Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, while all finalists are to enjoy a seven-night stay in an all-inclusive hotel. 

Mir was able to secure the top place by accumulating 45 points, whilst Asif Kahn had to settle for second place following an impressive 41 points and Stuart Davies collected the third prize after his return of 40 points. Paul Kelly shot a three over par 75 to win the best gross prize on countback and Kriyanti Setiyono and Simon Elliott won the men’s and ladies, nearest the pin prizes, respectively. The event was backed by Global Sponsors Porsche, the Financial Times, Conte of Florence Official Clothing and Fashion Partner.

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