CG and PGTI announce CG Open 2016
Mumbai, November 20, 2016: Avantha Group Company CG and the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) today announced the schedule for CG Open 2016. The ninth edition of the CG Open will be played at the Bombay Presidency Golf Club, Mumbai, from November 23rd to 26th.
The field is set to feature leading Indian professionals such as Rashid Khan, Shubhankar Sharma, Khalin Joshi, Ajeetesh Sandhu, Honey Baisoya, Mukesh Kumar, Udayan Mane, Shankar Das, Shamim Khan and Om Prakash Chouhan, to name a few.
The former CG Open champions contending this year include defending champion Ashok Kumar, Harendra Gupta, Mandeo Singh Pathania and Australian Kunal Bhasin.
The prominent foreign players in the field besides the Mumbai-based Kunal Bhasin are, Sri Lankans N Thangaraja, Anura Rohana and K Prabagaran and Bangladesh's Md Zamal Hossain Mollah.
The two prominent Mumbai players in the field are Anil Bajrang Mane and Wilson Raj D’Mello.
Speaking on the tournament, Avantha Group Company CG’s CEO & Managing Director, Mr. K. N. Neelkant said, “CG Open has grown into being considered one of the most exclusive and prestigious golfing championships in the country and attracts some of the best golfing talents every year. It has been our pleasure to host this prestigious event and endorse the sport through our association. We thank PGTI for being our partner in turning this event into one of the most sought after golfing events. I wish the players the very best for the tournament”.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Uttam Singh Mundy, Director, PGTI, said, “We thank CG for their renewed commitment to Indian professional golf since the CG Open, now in its ninth edition, has been one of the longest-running tournaments on the PGTI. The CG Open 2016 promises an enthralling week of golf as India’s leading professionals tee it up with an eye on the handsome prize purse of Rs. 1 crore and the Rolex Player of the Year title, which is still up for grabs.”
Founded in 1927, the Bombay Presidency Golf Club is one of the most prestigious golf clubs in the country. The course at the BPGC underwent extensive redesign and modifications in 2009. The BPGC has a very demanding course with a large golf-focused member community.