BRIDGEWATER, New Jersey, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Seals Victory with a Solid Birdie Putt and a Tap in Par; Donates Prize Money to Habitat for Humanity
The historic course #2 at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, North Carolina saw a hotly contested Golf Cup organized by iGATE - the New Jersey based technology solutions provider and Forbes, the publisher of Forbes magazine and forbes.com. CEOs from Global 2000 companies won $120,000 for their charities of choice in the second edition of the tournament held on 21st and 22nd March 2014.
Thomas McInerney, CEO of Genworth Financial, Shantanu Narayen, CEO of Adobe and Larry Coben, CEO of Tremisis Energy were tied for the top spot with the playoff being held on 1st hole of course #4 at Pinehurst.
Thomas McInerney hit a wedge from the middle of the fairway to 35 ft and was left with an uphill birdie putt for the win. McInerney's solid birdie putt had a chance to go in and with a tap in par, he sealed his victory at the cradle of American golf.
Nine-time major golf champion and co-host Gary Player presented the winner of the iGATE CEO Cup, Genworth Financial CEO Thomas McInerney, with the glittering trophy.
Accepting the trophy, Thomas McInerney, CEO, Genworth Financial said, "We are always pleased to participate in charity tournaments like the excellent iGATE event. It is even better when we can provide additional support to great community partners like Habitat for Humanity."
"Charity is the ultimate winner at the iGATE CEO Cup," said golfing icon Gary Player. "I was thrilled to once again co-host this event where iGATE and Forbes have done a wonderful job using golf as the catalyst for some of the most successful businessmen in the world to further give back to society, all while playing this game we all love."
"It was a pleasure to host chief executives of the corporate world over two days of the tournament," said Ashok Vemuri, President and CEO, iGATE. It was all the more satisfying to see them come together and play for a noble cause."
Prizes were awarded to the top three gross, net and team scores. Humane Society Silicon Valley and United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region are among the charities that will benefit, as winners donate their winnings from the two-day golf tournament.
Category Prize Prize Winners Title and Company Beneficiary Individual Low Gross Winner McInerney, Thomas President and CEO, Habitat for Humanity Genworth Financial for Richmond VA and Raleigh, NC 2nd Place Narayen, Shantanu President and CEO, Humane Society Silicon Adobe Systems Valley 2nd Place Coben, Larry CEO, Tremisis Energy Sustainable Preservation Initiative Individual Low Net Winner Wright, Mark President and CEO, American Cancer Society Targetbase Relay For Life, Southlake, Texas. 2nd Place Lobo, Kevin President and CEO, United Way of the Battle Stryker Creek and Kalamazoo Region 3rd Place Schotz, Jon Co-Managing Partner, Municipal Opportunities, Kayne Capital Cure Blindness Team Low Net Winner Antill, Darron CEO, Intrinsic Dogs Trust Tugnait, Sanjay EVP, Head of Save the Children India Americas, iGATE and United Way 2nd Place Schotz, Eric President and CEO, LMNO Productions Inner City Arts Flansburg, Scott The Human Calculator Inner City Arts 2nd Place Wright, Mark President and CEO, American Cancer Society Targetbase Relay For Life, Southlake, Texas. Kuykendall, Beth EVP, Strategy, Rally For The Cure: Targetbase Susan G. Komen Foundation
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