Kochi: Five-time Asian Tour winner, Gaganjeet Bhullar will lead a strong field of Indian golfers during the second edition of the Rs 55 lakh PGTI Cochin Masters at the CIAL Golf and Country Club starting here on Wednesday.
The tournament will feature some of the top names of Indian golf such as S Chikkarangappa, Rahil Gangjee, reigning Rolex Rankings champion Shankar Das, defending champion Shubhankar Sharma, Shamim Khan, Chiragh Kumar, Mukesh Kumar, Harendra Gupta, Amardip Sinh Malik, Om Prakash Chouhan, Angad Cheema, Abhijit Singh Chadha and Khalin Joshi, to name a few.
The field will also feature professionals from overseas such as N Thangaraja (Sri Lanka), K Prabagaran (Sri Lanka), Anura Rohana (Sri Lanka), Kunal Bhasin (Australia) and Md Zamal Hossain Mollah (Bangladesh).
The Pro-Am event will be played on March 8.
Padamjit Sandhu, Director, PGTI, said: "We are delighted to return to Kochi for the second edition of the PGTI Cochin Masters presented by CIAL Golf & Country Club.
"A strong field, an enhanced prize purse and perfect playing conditions at the CGCC course make for a riveting week of golf. The PGTI Cochin Masters is a major stepping stone for us to further popularize the sport of golf in Kerala in partnership with the CIAL."