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Madras Gymkhana Club regained the trophy after a gap of 25 years.
CHENNAI: Madras Gymkhana Club has regained the trophy after a gap of 25 years beating Bangalore Golf Club 9-1/2 points to 8-1/2 in what is considered the oldest inter-club golf event, played between these two clubs.
The annual event, started in 1878 has been held ever since, with breaks during World wars. During BGC's visit to Chennai early this year, the visitors had secured a 9-9 score, enough to retain the trophy.
The latest edition started off on December 4 with BGC captained by C.S. Subramanium and MGC under N. Balakrishnan. In the initial six doubles matches the honours were even and thereafter in the 12 singles , MGC won six, halved one and lost five to earn a score of 9-1/2 to BGC's 8-1/2, enough to trigger a celebration.
For, no MGC side had in the last 25 years returned home with the trophy.
The next edition in Chennai will be in February 2011.
Aside from Balakrishnan, the other members of the MGC side are D. Nagaraj, Ishwar Achanta, C.V. Yudvir, Arun Murugappan, K. Kumaran, Dhananjaya Das, Darshan Veeraraghavan, R. Sanjay, Chummar Verghese, Abhinav Suresh and K. Sundar.
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