The latest stage of the 2016 Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup, golf’s largest and most exciting amateur tournaments, took place at Estonian Golf & Country Club in Tallinn, Estonia, on 11 August 2016.
The next of 101 qualifiers for the global event, which has gone from strength to strength since the inaugural tournament in 2013, featured 87 players, all personally-invited guests of Turkish Airlines.
Vambola Juurmann won the individual competition with 45 points and progresses to the Grand Final in Antalya, Turkey, this October and November. Ago Markvardt was runner-up, Tõnu Tsernant was third and Katrin Tiitus and Tõnis Segerkrantz won the nearest-the-pin prizes.
“We would like to congratulate everyone who took part in the Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup qualifier at Estonian Golf & Country Club,” said Erkan Ince, General Manager for Turkish Airlines Tallinn. “It was a brilliant day and well done to our winner, Vambola - we look forward to seeing you in Antalya in November.”
The first qualifiers took place in Dar es Salaam, Mumbai and Doha in February and the 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 overall winners of the Grand Final progress to play in the 2016 Turkish Airlines Open pro-am, while all finalists are to enjoy an eight-night stay in an all-inclusive hotel.
The event is backed by global sponsor Financial Times and Conte of Florence as official clothing and fashion partner.
Turkish Airlines, which was recently voted Best Airline in Europe for the sixth consecutive year, as well as World’s Best Business Class Airline Lounge and World’s Best Business Class Lounge Dining in 2015, launched the World Golf Cup in 2013.
It featured 12 qualifying events and was won by China’s Han Liang. His prize for victory was partnering world number one and 14-time major champion Tiger Woods in the Turkish Airlines Open pro-am. 2015 winner Neill Bam from Johannesburg proved successful in the 2015 series and went on to partner Rory McIlroy, a once in a lifetime opportunity.
After that initial success, there was a rapid expansion to include 70 events worldwide last year.
All the results can be found here.