Noida: The inaugural TAKE Solutions Classic, scheduled to be played at the Noida Golf Course from August 3rd – 6th, 2016 will herald the second half of the Professional Golf Tour of India’s (PGTI) 2016 season. The TAKE Solutions Classic, the seventh event of the 2016 season, carries a prize purse of Rs. 50 lakh.
The tournament features some of the top Indian professionals such as 2015 Rolex Ranking champion Chikkarangappa, current Rolex Ranking leader Shubhankar Sharma, as well as Rashid Khan, Shankar Das, Shamim Khan, Khalin Joshi, Udayan Mane, Mukesh Kumar, Feroz Ali Mollah, Ajeetesh Sandhu and Harendra Gupta to name a few.
The international challenge will be led by the Sri Lankan trio of N Thangaraja, Anura Rohana and K Prabagaran and Bangladesh’s Md Zamal Hossain Mollah.
Players like Amardip Sinh Malik, Ashok Kumar, Rahul Bajaj, Gaurav Pratap Singh, Vikrant Chopra, Arjun Singh Chaudhri, Dipankar Kaushal, Vipin Kumar Sharma, Pradeep Kumar, Raju Singh and Kashif Alam, will carry the home course advantage at the Noida Golf Course. Dipankar Kaushal and Vipin Kumar Sharma qualified for the tournament through the qualification event held by the host club.
Mr. Srinivasan H. R., Vice Chairman & MD, TAKE Solutions, said, “We are pleased to partner with the PGTI for this tournament in our endeavor to create more playing opportunities for golfers in India. The caliber of the golfers playing in this tournament is sure to produce four rounds of highly competitive and fine golfing, which I look forward to witnessing.”
Mr. Uttam Singh Mundy, Director, PGTI, said, “We thank TAKE Solutions and the Noida Golf Course for partnering with us in staging the inaugural edition of the ‘TAKE Solutions Classic’. Noida has emerged as an important hub for golf over the last few years having produced many professionals of national repute. The staging of the TAKE Solutions Classic will help further raise interest for the sport in the city.” He further added, “As the second half of the season gets underway, we look forward to some exciting golfing action over the next five months and wish the players all the best.”