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Gaurav Ghei Profile
- First Indian to qualify for the prestigious British Open
- Won the Gadgil Western Masters in November 1995
- Proud recipient of three Asian titles
A renowned golf player of India, Gaurav Ghei rose to fame with his performance, especially on the Asian Tour. Apart from his impressive performance at the Asian tour, Ghei is also a proud recipient of the Desaru classic in 1994 and the Asian Nations Cup in 1999; both the events were held in Malaysia. A star golf player in India, presently Ghei resides in New Delhi and is married with one child. To know more about the career graph of this talented golf player, browse through the following lines.
Born on September 25, 1968, Gaurav Ghei started playing golf at a very early age. He mastered the game and started playing it professionally from the year 1991. A promising name in Indian golf, Ghei as an amateur won the East India Amateur, West India Amateur and the North India Amateur. He was the proud winner of the Desaru classic in 1994. Thereafter, there was no looking back for this ace player. Ghei's historic win at the $500,000 Gadgil Western Masters in November 1995, catapulted him to national fame. As if this were not enough, the subsequent year characterized as another significant time in the life of this youngster.
In 1996, Ghei made international headlines, when he defeated Ryder Cup veteran, Colin Montgomerie, in the 16-nation Alfred Dunhill Cup, at St Andrews, as India stunned not only the hosts, but also the strong favorites, Scotland. In June 1997, Ghei, who was set on a roll, created yet another history by becoming the first Indian to qualify for the prestigious British Open, through the tough Sectional Qualifying event and played at the Royal Troon. In 1999, Ghei bagged the Asian Nations Cup held in Malaysia. Later, he returned victorious, in the 2006 Taiwan Masters and also bagged the title in the Pine Valley Beijing Open, held in the year 2007.
As An Amateur
1991 - East India Amateur, the West India Amateur & North India Amateur.
As A Professional
1994 - Desaru classic (Malaysia)
1995 - Gadgil Western Masters (Asian Tour)
1999 - Asian Nations Cup (Malaysia; individual)
2006 - Taiwan Masters (Asian Tour)
2007 - Pine Valley Beijing Open (Asian Tour)