Chattogram, Bangladesh, 07-03-2022
Mujib Borsho Chattogram Open 2022 - A long awaited Golf Event for Bangladesh
The ‘Mujib Borsho Chattogram Open 2022’ will witness the return of international professional golf to Bangladesh after three years. The Bangladeshi players and officials are excited about being part of an international event with Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) points after a long gap due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The event sanctioned by Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) and Bangladesh Professional Golf Association (BPGA) will be played at the picturesque Bhatiary Golf & Country Club (BGCC) from March 9 – 12, 2022. The renowned business family of Chittagong ‘S Alam Group’ and it’s sister concern ‘FSIBL’ have come forward to support professional golf in Bangladesh through their sponsorship of this event.
Approximately 60 leading golfers of PGTI and top 65 local Bangladeshi players including star golfer Siddikur Rahman will be taking part in this 72-hole strokeplay event. Some of the leading players from India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will be taking on the challenge of Bhatiary’s tough hilly layout.
The top Indian players in the field are Asian Tour winner and former PGTI Order of Merit champion Chiragh Kumar, former PGTI Order of Merit champion Shankar Das, PGTI winners Kshitij Naveed Kaul, Akshay Sharma, M Dharma as well as 2021 PGTI Emerging Player of the Year Kartik Sharma and budding talent Sunit Chowrasia.
The BGCC, standing at the mouth of the Bay of Bengal, is an outstanding venue that provides the perfect setting for the staging of the Mujib Borsho Chattogram Open 2022.
The officials from the BGCC and BPGA are committed to make the event a grand success. Lt Col Tawfique (Retd), CEO, BGCC, told the media “We are highly delighted to be able to organize this prestigious international tournament after a three-year gap. We express our gratitude to the Club President Maj General Saiful Abedin without whose personal involvement this tournament would not be a reality”.
The Joint Secretary of BPGA and golf expert Major Mahmud (Retd) has been coordinating and finalizing all the finer aspects of this international event.
Major Mahmud said, “We are proud to be associated with PGTI. Definitely our flag-bearer golfers will get exposure and will benef by earning world ranking points from such a prestigious golf tournament. Our objective is to produce more players like Siddikur by staging more such international golf tournaments in Bangladesh.”
Mr. Uttam Singh Mundy, CEO, PGTI, said, “We are delighted to be back in Bangladesh and at the magnificent BGCC course after three years for the Mujib Borsho Chattogram Open 2022. The tournament has been an important stop on the PGTI schedule in the past and we are excited to have it as part of our tour once again this year after the forced break due to the pandemic. The event provides a great opportunity to further build on the strong golfing ties that currently exist between Bangladesh and India as this not only strengthens regional golf but also creates varied opportunities to the golfers of the region. We thank BPGA, Bhatiary Golf & Country Club and the First Security Islamic Bank for partnering with us in staging this event which will help elevate the standard of professional golf in the South Asian region.”
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. Srinivasan H R (President), PGTI's governing body comprises leading Indian golf professionals. PGTI currently has over 300 members.
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