Bhullar, Ganjee to start season with Kensville Challenge

Winner of the first edition, Gaganjeet Bhullar will be looking forward to start the year on happy note as he tees off during the Gujarat Kensville Challenge to be played at Ahmedabad from January 31. The first winner of the Gujarat Kensville Challenge, Bhullar, is back and all top stars of India and some former European Tour winners, too, will be seen in action.

Rahil Gangjee, fresh from resurrecting his career by earning his card once again for the Asian Tour, is raring to go one better on his 2012 performance at the Gujarat Kensville Challenge to be held from January 31 to February 3.

Gangjee, a former winner on the Asian Tour, a former India No. 1 in amateur section, struck a purple patch in the closing stages of the final round of Qualifying Tour to sink four birdies in last five holes and leapfrog to 21st and earn full playing privileges on the Asian tour this year. The first winner of the Gujarat Kensville Challenge, Gaganjeet Bhullar, is back and all top stars of India and some former European Tour winners, too, will be seen in action.

The field also includes Rich Beem a 2002 PGA Championships winner. He will become the first Major champion to tee up at the Kensville Challenge. The field will be 120 players, from almost 25 nationalities around the world. Senior India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar is expected to come during the event to see his villa at the Kensville Golf and Country Club. Other celebrities with Villas at the facility include Amitabh Bachchan and Jeev Milkha Singh. Tendulkar will also interact with the golfers and meet youngsters, too. "I will open my season with the Kensville Challenge, which has great memories for me from 2012. I came so close to the title that I could almost smell, before I lost in the play-off," said Gangjee, of his close brush with victory at the lovely Kensville Golf and Country Club. "I liked the course so much and had a great time in Gujarat, from where my ancestors came. I want to finish what I left unfinished last year. Interestingly I had come to Gujarat after qualifying at the Asian Tour School last year also. So, it is a kind of a repeat, only I want to go one better," said the golfer.

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