Lahiri, Muniyappa to tee off at Bilt Open on Wednesday

Bangalore: Defending champion Anirban Lahiri will look for a second title but the presence of India Open winner C Muniyappa and DLF Masters holder Ashok Kumar will make his job difficult during the PGTI’s Rs 10 million BILT Open golf tournament which tees off here on Wednesday.

Himmat Singh Rai will also fancy his chances at the KGA, which will host the Pro-Am on October 31.

“I am looking forward to the exhilarating opportunity to compete with best professionals in the country at BILT Open 2010,” Lahiri said.

“This is one of the most prestigious tournaments on the domestic circuit. It showcases the best of talent and provides the highest level of competition in the country. I am delighted to be a part of it,” he added.

Muniyappa was also excited to compete in such a vast field of quality golfers.

“I am extremely excited to be playing the BILT Open 2010. The competitive playing field this year will ensure that the fans get to see the best golf action during the event,” he said.

“A special thanks to BILT and the Avantha Group for their continued support to professional golf in India,” Muniyappa added.

The tournament is conceptualised and annually organized by BILT and Aircel PGTI, in association with Sports18 and Taylor Made.