Mumbai, 05 Dec 2017

CG and PGTI announce CG Open 2017

• Prize purse of Rs. 1 crore

• Line-up includes Rashid Khan, Chikkarangappa, Chiragh Kumar, Khalin Joshi, Udayan Mane, Shamim Khan

Avantha Group Company CG and the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) today announced the schedule for CG Open 2017. The 10th edition of the CG Open will be played at the Bombay Presidency Golf Club (BPGC), Mumbai, from December 6th to 9th, 2017.

The field is set to feature some of India’s top professionals such as Rashid Khan, Chikkarangappa (2013 & 2014 champion), Chiragh Kumar, Khalin Joshi, PGTI Order of Merit leader Udayan Mane, defending champion Shamim Khan, Shankar Das, Honey Baisoya and Mukesh Kumar, to name a few.

Besides Chikka and Shamim, the other former CG Open champions competing this year include Ashok Kumar (2015 champion), Harendra Gupta (2012 champion) and Australian Kunal Bhasin (2009 champion).

The prominent foreign players in the field besides the Mumbai-based Kunal Bhasin are, Sri Lankans Mithun Perera, Anura Rohana, N Thangaraja and K Prabagaran, Bangladesh's Md Zamal Hossain Mollah, South African Damian Naicker and Swaziland’s Arthur Horne.

The three prominent Mumbai players in the field are Anil Bajrang Mane, Wilson Raj D’Mello and Akash Modi.

Speaking on the tournament, Avantha Group Company CG’s CEO & Managing Director, Mr. K. N. Neelkant said, “It is our pleasure to host this prestigious event that showcases some of the best golfing talents every year and endorses the sport in India. CG Open has grown into a marquee event that is considered as one of the most prestigious golfing championships in the country. We thank PGTI for being our partner in turning CG Open into one of the most exclusive golfing events. I wish the players the very best for the tournament.”

Mr. Uttam Singh Mundy, CEO, PGTI, said, “The CG Open has been the biggest golfing event in the western region of the country over the last decade and as such is a big draw for the leading Indian professionals as well as golf fans in Mumbai. We thank CG for their enduring commitment to Indian professional golf. With the PGTI season entering its final stretch and the players looking to make gains in the Order of Merit, an exciting contest is in the offing at the CG Open 2017. We wish the players all the best.”

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.

About CG Power and Industrial Solutions Limited

Avantha Group Company CG Power and Industrial Solutions Limited (Formerly Crompton Greaves Limited) is a global pioneering leader in the management and application of electrical energy. CG provides end-to-end solutions that meet all electrical needs of its customers. CG’s offerings include electrical products, systems and services for utilities, power generation and industries.
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About Avantha

Avantha Group’s entities in diversified sectors include CG Power and Industrial Solutions Limited (power transmission and distribution equipment and services), BILT (paper and pulp), The Global Green Company Limited (food processing), Biltech Building Elements Limited (infrastructure), Avantha Power (energy), Avantha Business Solutions Limited (IT and ITES), Jg Glass (glass containers), Avantha Agritech (farm forestry) and Avantha Ergo (life insurance).
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About PGTI:

Formed in 2006, Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) is the recognised official body of professional golf in India. PGTI's objective is to promote professional golf in the country, as well as to give players an opportunity to be involved in the decision making on all aspects of the game. Headed by Mr. Gautam Thapar (President), PGTI's governing body comprises leading Indian golf professionals. PGTI currently has over 300 members.

For information on PGTI, please contact:

Nikhil Kalaan
Deputy Manager - Media, PGTI
Mobile: 9910974846