Ansal API and PGTI announce Feeder Tour Championship

Lucknow: Indian golfers, including Harendra Gupta of Chandigarh and Delhi`s Pawan Kumar, will be seen in action when the Ansal API Feeder Tour Championship begins at the Sushant Golf City here on Tuesday.

The fifth and final event of the Professional Golf Tour of India`s (PGTI) 2013 Feeder Tour season will be held from October 15?17 at The Palms Golf Club ?- an 18 hole international standard championship golf course here.

The tournament carries a total prize purse of Rs. 6 lakh. The tournament will feature a field of 70 players and will be played over three rounds of 18 holes each with the cut being applied after 36 holes.

Besides Harendra and Pawan, the local challenge will be led by Lucknow-based professionals Rajesh Kumar Rawat, Sheeraz Kalra, Bhoop Singh, Jumman, Manoj Kumar, Amardeep Rawat and Eshanvir Singh, to name a few.

Arjun Singh Chaudhri of Noida and Delhi`s Honey Baisoya, currently placed first and second on the Feeder Tour Order of Merit respectively, will also be among the top contenders at the event.

BB Singh, Executive Director, Operations, Ansal API, is confident that this tournament will put the golf course at Sushant Golf City firmly on the national golf map.

"It is a privilege to host an event like this at Sushant Golf City. Our Hi-tech township which promises an international standard lifestyle. We are confident of a highly successful event which will create a landmark."

Padamjit Sandhu, Director, PGTI, said: "The inaugural Ansal API Feeder Tour Championship is a major boost for the PGTI Feeder Tour which has churned out some exciting young Indian talent over the last few years.

"We seek to build on our partnership with Ansal API in order to further strengthen the foundations of Indian professional golf. We look forward to some exciting golf at this magnificent new venue as the race for the Feeder Tour Order of Merit title enters its final stretch."