Classic Golf and Country Club International Championship to Make September Debut
The Asian Tour is set to welcome its newest tournament when the Classic Golf and Country Club International Championship makes its debut on the Tour’s schedule 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 which is highly regarded as one of India’s finest golf courses.
The Classic Golf and Country Club International Championship is expected to feature an exciting mix of established stars, promising talents from the Asian Tour as well as homegrown 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 host venue, which comprises of an 18-Hole Signature Championship Course as well as a 9-Hole Signature Canyon Course, witnessed a slice of history in 2009 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 then.
Prior to hosting its first Asian Tour event in 2009, the Classic Golf and Country Club was also home to the prestigious Indian Open in 2000 and 2001. 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.”
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