Harendra, Ajeetesh to lead challenge in PGTI championship
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Chandigarh golfers Harendra Gupta and Ajeetesh Sandhu will be leading the challenge in the PGTI Players' Championship presented by Aamby Valley City to be played from today. The championship is scheduled to be held at the Aamby Valley Golf Course in Aamby Valley City in Maharashtra from November 13 to November 16. This tournament carries a total prize purse of Rs. 40 lakh. The PGTI Players Championship will be followed by the seventh and final leg of the 'Volvo World Golf Challenge' on November 17, 2012, where local amateurs will compete for berths at the national final. The national final will also be held at the Aamby Valley Golf Course on November 18.
The top names participating in the event include Shamim Khan, Rashid Khan, Mukesh Kumar, Harendra Gupta, Ajeetesh Sandhu, Vinod Kumar, Feroz Ali Mollah, Manav Jaini, Vijay Kumar and Gaurav Ghei, to name a few. The top foreign golfers in the field are Mithun Perera (Sri
Lanka), Anura Rohana (Sri Lanka), Kunal Bhasin (Australia) and Md Zamal Hossain Mollah (Bangladesh). The local challenge will be led by Pune golfers Gurki Shergill, Rajiv Datar, Jaideep Patwardhan, Aditya Bhandarkar, Pravin Pathare, Saurabh Bhaduri and Sameer M Shaikh. "We are delighted to return to the Aamby Valley Golf Course, one of the premier championship venues in the country, after a gap of two years. The tournament provides an ideal setting for the top contenders in the Rolex Rankings race to further strengthen their claims for the title with some good performances. The week will also witness the exciting finale of the 'Volvo World Golf Challenge' series. The VWGC provides Indian amateurs a once in-a-lifetime opportunity to represent their country at the Volvo World Golf Challenge International Finals in January 2013." said Padamjit Sandhu, Director, PGTI, said. "Our mission has always been to connect passionate golfers with the best experience. We have always tried hard to create and maintain the best of facilities for golfers. This course is a thinking course and will bring out the best skills of a golfer regardless of whether a professional or amateur. We have hosted many international championships at Aamby Valley and the best of golfers have enjoyed playing and have profusely complimented the playing conditions and the setup," said Col Sinha, GM, Aamby Valley Golf Course.