AVT Champions Tour: Rishi Narain pips Kapil Dev to title

Rishi, a member of the Asian Games gold medal-winning golf team in the 1982 and Kapil, captain the cricket World Cup-winning team in 1983, tied for the title following a two-round aggregate of 146.

Since Rishi carded 76 and 70, as compared to Kapil’s 74 and 72, the tie-break favoured the former owing to his lower score in the final round.   -  Getty Images

Rishi Narain pipped Kapil Dev to win the title in the inaugural AVT Champions Tour at the Classic Golf and Country Club course.

Rishi, a member of the Asian Games gold medal-winning golf team in the 1982 and Kapil, captain the cricket World Cup-winning team in 1983, tied for the title following a two-round aggregate of 146.

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Since Rishi carded 76 and 70, as compared to Kapil’s 74 and 72, the tie-break favoured the former owing to his lower score in the final round.

The competition was held across four age-groups: 50-54 years, 55-59, 60-64 and over-65.

Three more events are scheduled on the Tour, with Bengaluru hosting the second leg in June. The venues and dates for the remaining two events are yet to be finalised.