Noida, 03 Oct 2017

ONGC Masters returns on the PGTI

Tournament returns on the PGTI after eight years
The 2017 edition to have prize purse of Rs. 50 lakh
Highest prize money event to be staged by PGTI at the Noida Golf Course
Top names in the field include Shamim Khan, Udayan Mane, Mukesh Kumar, Mithun Perera, Shankar Das
The ONGC Masters golf tournament returns on the PGTI schedule after a gap of eight years. The tournament will be held at the Noida Golf Course from October 4th – 7th, 2017. The Pro-Am event will be played on October 8. The tournament, the 12th in the 2017 PGTI season, carries a prize purse of Rs. 50 lakh.

The tournament, the highest prize money event to be staged by PGTI at the Noida Golf Course, features some of the top Indian professionals such as Shamim Khan, Udayan Mane, Mukesh Kumar, Shankar Das and Ashok Kumar, to name a few.

The local challenge will be led by Noida-based professionals Gaurav Pratap Singh (defending champion), Vikrant Chopra, Amardip Sinh Malik, Rahul Bajaj, Arjun Singh Chaudhri, Pradeep Kumar, Dipankar Kaushal, and Raju Singh.

The prominent international names in the field are Mithun Perera, Anura Rohana, N Thangaraja, K Prabagaran (all from Sri Lanka), Md Zamal Hossain Mollah (Bangladesh), Kunal Bhasin (Australia), Damian Naicker (South Africa), Arthur Horne (Swaziland) and Toran Bikram Shahi (Nepal).

Mr. Uttam Singh Mundy, CEO, PGTI, said, “We are delighted to have the ONGC Masters back on the PGTI schedule after eight years. The revival of the ONGC Masters is a big positive in what has been a strong season for the PGTI. The tournament is the biggest to be staged in Noida in terms of prize money and makes for a pulsating week of golf with some of India's leading professionals competing. ONGC has been a strong pillar of support for Indian sport over the years. We thank them for their valued contribution towards the cause of Indian professional golf through the staging of the ONGC Masters.”

Mrs. Nalini Sharma, Chairperson, Tournament Committee, Noida Golf Course, said, “We welcome the return of the ONGC Masters to the Noida Golf Course. With the tournament being the highest prize money event in Noida till date, we expect to see some fascinating golf through the week. Noida Golf Course will be staging its third PGTI event of the year as we are proud to support PGTI's efforts of growing professional golf in India. We wish the players all the best.”

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