New Asian Tour event at Classic Golf and Country Club

Asian Tour and PGTI jointly sponsored newest tournament Classic Golf and Country Club International Championship will be staged from September 12-15.

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Classic Golf and Country Club

Aug 07, 2019: A new Asian Tour makes its debut on Indian soil, as the Tour is set to welcome its newest tournament as the Classic Golf and Country Club International Championship will be held from September 12-15.

The US$300,000 event is sanctioned by the Asian Tour and Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) and will be staged at the Classic Golf and Country Club, a highly regarded golf course.

Most of the top Indian stars, along with leading lights of the other Asian countries, are expected for the event.

The Classic Golf and Country Club International Championship will feature an exciting mix of established stars, promising talents from the Asian Tour as well as home grown ones from the PGTI as they vie for honours at the Classic Golf and Country Club, which is the first Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course in South Asia.

The ‘Classic’ as it is often referred to has also hosted two Indian Opens in 2000 and 2001 and in 2009 it hosted the SAIL Open and when Thailand’s Chapchai Nirat recorded the world’s lowest 72-hole score with a 32-under-par to win the third of his four Asian Tour titles. Over the past few years, it has also played host to several tournaments on the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI).

Cho Minn Thant, Commissioner and CEO of the Asian Tour said, “We are looking forward to the Classic Golf and Country Club International Championship as it gives our members another playing opportunity that allows them to gain valuable experience and have a potentially career-inspiring week.

“Apart from having our best players compete for some of the bigger prize purses on Tour, full-field events such as the Classic Golf and Country Club International Championship will also provide our emerging talents with the opportunity to shoot for glory and aim for their breakthrough on the Asian Tour.”

Uttam Singh Mundy, CEO of PGTI said, “Indian golf is on the rise today and the staging of the Classic Golf and Country Club International Championship will allow our players to compete on a bigger stage.

“The Classic Golf and Country Club International Championship will give them a great chance to compete and showcase their talents. I am confident the Classic Golf and Country Club International Championship will be a huge success.”

The host venue comprises an 18-Hole Signature Championship Course as well as a 9-Hole Signature Canyon Course.

 

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