Ahmedabad, 03 Sep 2017

Kensville Open 2017 presented by PGTI tees off on September 5

Kensville Open makes its debut on PGTI

Prize purse of Rs. 40 lakhs

Field to feature leading professionals Khalin Joshi, Mukesh Kumar, Mithun Perera

The Kensville Golf & Country Club and the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) have jointly launched the Kensville Open 2017 presented by PGTI. The tournament, carrying a prize purse of Rs. 40 lakhs, will be played at the Kensville Golf & Country Club in Ahmedabad from September 5th – 8th, 2017.

The tournament features some of the top Indian professionals such as Khalin Joshi, Mukesh Kumar, Shamim Khan, Ajeetesh Sandhu, Honey Baisoya and Udayan Mane, to name a few.

The international challenge will be led by the Sri Lankan quartet of Mithun Perera, Anura Rohana, N Thangaraja and K Prabagaran, Australian Kunal Bhasin, South African Damian Naicker, Swaziland’s Arthur Horne and Nepal’s Toran Bikram Shahi.

The two Ahmedabad-based golfers in the field are amateurs Varun Parikh and Anshul Patel.

Mr. Sameer Sinha, MD, Kensville Golf & Country Club, said, “We are delighted to host the inaugural edition of the Kensville Open and welcome all the players and PGTI officials for the championship. The launch of the Kensville Open is a major step towards further popularizing golf in the city of Ahmedabad and state of Gujarat since the region has emerged as an important hub for the sport in recent years. The players will relish the challenge of playing at Kensville as the course is in top condition. We wish the players all the best and look forward to a week of high quality golfing action.”

Mr. Uttam Singh Mundy, CEO, PGTI, said, “We thank Kensville Golf & Country Club for partnering with us in staging the inaugural Kensville Open. The tournament strengthens PGTI’s Gujarat swing which now features two back-to-back events. With great potential for growth in the region, we hope to see the Kensville Open as a regular feature on the PGTI calendar in the coming years.”

The Kensville Golf & Country Club is every golf aficionado’s dream come true. It is a place that gives you the best of not both, but all worlds. Situated in an idyllic location off Dev Dholera, 40 kms from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, it is surrounded by places of historical, cultural and environmental significance.

Kensville is home to one of India’s leading championship venues which has hosted a prestigious international tournament such as the European Challenge Tour’s Gujarat Kensville Challenge for three years running from 2011 to 2013.

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