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Madhavan carded a nett. score of 69.6 to emerge victorious on the first day of the qualifications

Actor R Madhavan has won the qualification round of the Mumbai leg of the Mercedes Trophy golf meet, it was announced on Wednesday.

Madhavan carded a nett score of 69.6 to emerge victorious on the first day of the qualifications.

Madhavan will now be competing at the National Finals of the tournament to be played at the Oxford Golf Resort in Pune from April 4 to 6.

"I am very happy and nothing feels better than winning. I am absolutely looking forward to the National Finals and I feel that Mercedes has really made beautiful arrangements. I really enjoyed my time," Madhavan said.

The best Gross Winner of the day was Rohan Nigam with an excellent round of 78.

Prominent winners included Arjun Nowhar who won the Ballantine's Long Drive Challenge with a mammoth drive of 287 yards.

In the Mercedes - Benz Closest to Pin in Two Shots, Vishesh Sahajwala landed the ball at four inches from the pin to win.

Surjit Dugal who landed the ball at one inch from the line won the Mercedes-Benz Straightest Drive contest.

Actor Madhavan made his love for the sport very clear claiming that it has also helped him improve as an actor. In 2015, he also went on to win the longest drive award for Pro-AM Golf at Oxford Masters in Pune.

Mercedes trophy is one of the most sought-after corporate golf tournaments in India. For the first time this year, Mercedes-Benz’s global charity partner– Laureus Sport for Good Foundation is also associated with the tournament to raise funds for its programmes in India. 

(With IANS inputs)