PGTI Players Championship: Chikkarangappa, Rashid, Chiragh among others in fray

Rashid Khan Round 2 26Mewat, Haryana: The Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) will hold the eighth event of its landmark 10th season, the PGTI Players Championship at Classic Golf & Country Club, from August 9 - 12, 2016. The tournament carries a prize purse of Rs. 30 lakh.

The field will be headlined by some of India’s top professionals such as Chikkarangappa (2015 Rolex Ranking champion), Rashid Khan, Chiragh Kumar, Gurgaon-based Shubhankar Sharma (2016 Rolex Ranking leader), Ajeetesh Sandhu, Feroz Ali Mollah, Udayan Mane (2015 PGTI Emerging Player), Khalin Joshi, Shamim Khan, Mukesh Kumar and Harendra Gupta, to name a few.

The field will also feature prominent foreign names such as Sri Lankan N Thangaraja and Bangladesh’s Md Zamal Hossain Mollah.

The Classic Golf & Country Club (CG&CC) is the first South Asian Signature Championship Golf Course designed by Jack Nicklaus. The Resort has been built on a 300 acre expanse, at the foothills of the picturesque Aravallis, on the outskirts of India’s national capital, New Delhi. The Golf Course comprises of a par 72, 18-hole, 7114-yard Signature Championship Course, and a par 36, 9-hole course of 3135 yard, a Social Club and Sports Complex, which offers various sports activities. Challenges exist in the form of bunkers and water hazards, which give all levels of golfers an opportunity to hone their mental and physical agility.