Delhi-NCR Open 2023 begins at Noida Golf Course from April 4
• Field features defending champion Manu Gandas, Gaganjeet Bhullar, Rashid Khan, Om Prakash Chouhan, Udayan Mane, Aman Raj, Khalin Joshi, Viraj Madappa, Honey Baisoya • Prize purse of Rs. 1 crore, highest-ever for a PGTI event at Noida
The TATA Steel Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) announced the Delhi-NCR Open Golf Championship 2023 which will be staged at the Noida Golf Course from April 4 – 7, 2023. The Pro-Am event will be staged on April 8. The tournament carries a prize purse of Rs. 1 crore, the highest-ever for a PGTI event at Noida Golf Course.
The tournament field features some of the top Indian professionals such as DP World Tour regular and defending champion Manu Gandas, Gaganjeet Bhullar, Rashid Khan, PGTI Order of Merit leader Om Prakash Chouhan, Aman Raj, Khalin Joshi, Viraj Madappa, as well as former champions Udayan Mane and Honey Baisoya.
Besides Rashid Khan, Honey Baisoya and Manu Gandas, the other leading golfers from the Delhi-NCR region participating in the event include Sachin Baisoya, Shamim Khan, Abhinav Lohan and Amardeep Malik, to name a few.
The foreign challenge will be led by Sri Lankans Mithun Perera, N Thangaraja, Anura Rohana, K Prabagaran, Bangladeshis Jamal Hossain, Badal Hossain, Md Akbar Hossain, American Varun Chopra, Nepal’s Sukra Bahadur Rai, Canadians Sukhraj Singh Gill, Minwoo Park, Japan’s Makoto Iwasaki and Andorra’s Kevin Esteve Rigaill.
All three amateurs in the field – Ankur Prakash, Ishaan Sawhney and Parth Raman Sood – are from the Noida Golf Course.
Mr. Uttam Singh Mundy, CEO, PGTI, said, “The Delhi-NCR Open has over the years emerged as an important stop for the PGTI in the Delhi-NCR region, one of the big golfing hubs in the country. We thank Noida Golf Course for their continued support to the event. We're delighted to announce a Rs. 1 crore event at the Noida Golf Course for the first time. With an impressive prize purse at stake and a strong field vying for it, we can expect a spectacle of golf this week in Noida.”
Dr. Steven Menezes, Secretary, Noida Golf Course, said, “We welcome the return of the Delhi-NCR Open 2023, one of the most awaited events on the PGTI schedule, to the Noida Golf Course. We look forward to staging our biggest ever prize money event in partnership with the PGTI. The event is a great opportunity to provide exposure to our budding golfers as the depth in the field, the handsome prize purse on offer and excellent playing conditions set the stage for a highly competitive week of golf. It is our endeavour at the Noida Golf Course to support Indian professional golf through the staging of such events.”
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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