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Photo Release -- Autotrader CEO Chip Perry Lifts The World's Largest Gold Trophy At The Inaugural IGATE CEO Cup Golf Tournament

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"This was truly a life experience," said Chip Perry, Autotrader CEO and iGATE CEO Cup grand prize winner. "To compete at this venue on this stage blew away all my expectations. Just the chance to compete was a privilege and to win was something I never dreamed of. Also, to be able to win money for a charity near and dear to me was just wonderful."

"We are thrilled how the weekend developed," said Phaneesh Murthy, CEO, iGATE. "The CEOs enjoyed a unique and world-class experience, and we were able to help charities from across the country. We look forward to growing the event and doing even more good through the game of golf."

Prizes were awarded to the top three gross, net and team scores. The Watauga (N.C.) Humane Society and Make-a-Wish Foundation are among the charities that will benefit, as winners donate their winnings from the two-day golf tournament. Winners included:

Place Prize CEO Company Charity Hometown
GROSS          
1 st Place  $20,000 Chip Perry Autotrader Watauga (N.C.) Humane Society Blowing Rock, NC
2 nd Place  $10,000 Lawrence Coben Sustainable Preservation  Sustainable Preservation Initiative New York, NY
3 rd Place  $5,000 Darron Antill AppSense New Fairfield/Sherman Animal Welfare Society New York, NY
           
NET          
1 st Place $20,000 Mark Wright Targetbase Make-A-Wish Foundation Dallas, Texas
2 nd Place $10,000 Nikolas Tavlarios Aegean Marine George Jackson Academy Rowayton, Conn.
3 rd Place $5,000 Bill Dillard Dillards First Tee of Little Rock Little Rock, Ark.
           
TEAM          
1 st Place  $20,000 Chip Perry Autotrader Watauga (N.C.) Humane Society Blowing Rock, NC
    Phaneesh Murthy iGATE Tiger Preservation Fremont, Calif.
2 nd Place  $10,000 Mark Wright & Targetbase Make-A-Wish Foundation Dallas, Texas
    Billy Sewell      

Player, a Hall of Famer and one of five golfers to win golf's career Grand Slam, conducted a golf clinic for CEOs playing in the event and participated in tournament receptions and the awards ceremony. An accomplished businessman and renowned golf-course architect with more than 325 course designs, Player said: "The most important thing is that charity was the winner. Golf is the greatest catalyst of any sports to raise money, and it is wonderful that businessmen are giving their time."

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