Bangalore, Feb 11 IANS | 6 months ago

The Professional Golf Tour of India and Eagleton Golf Resort will conduct the second PGTI-Eagleburg Open here from Feb 12 to 15 with a prize purse of Rs.30 lakh.


The tournament will feature a strong line-up of professionals including the likes of defending champion Anirban Lahiri (third on 2013 Asian Tour Order of Merit) who will also be leading the local challenge as well.

Also in the fray are India's other top professionals Himmat Singh Rai, Rahil Gangjee, Chiragh Kumar, Shamim Khan and Mukesh Kumar, and Bangladesh's Md Siddikur Rahman, the reigning Indian Open champion and fourth on 2013 Asian Tour Order of Merit besides Sri Lankan Mithun Perera.

M Dharma, C Muniyappa, R Murthy, Abhishek Jha, R Srinivas and Gaurav Diwan are the other top Bangalore golfers in the contest besides Rolex Rankings leader Anirban Lahiri.

Kiran Kumar Meda, Managing Director, Eagleburg, said: "We are proud to host the second edition of PGTI-Eagleburg Open at Eagleton.

"Eagleburg will soon open its doors for golf enthusiasts and the front nine of the 18-hole, 7300-yard, 200-acre Championship Course will be in play by August 2014."

Padamjit Sandhu, Director, PGTI, said: "The tournament promises to be a fascinating contest as India's leading professionals will compete in the best playing conditions at the spectacular Eagleton Golf Resort.

"The city of Bangalore is one of the fastest growing centres for golf in the country and we seek to further grow the sport in the region in partnership with the Eagleton Golf Resort through the staging of tournaments such as the PGTI-Eagleburg Open."

The venue for the event, situated on the Bangalore-Mysore highway, is home to a USPGA standard course. This picturesque course is spread out over 170 acres and has undulating fairways and huge greens with an excellent drainage system.

Over 40,000 trees, lush turf and sophisticated fertilization, irrigation and waste water management contribute to a natural and pleasing biosphere.

(Posted on 11-02-2014)