This is one of the most stellar fields in recent times where all the top 22 players on the IGU Order of Merit are in fray.
As many as 99 players will battle it out for honours in the event to be played over four days of strokeplay.
Leading the competition front is the youth brigade of Karan Taunk who is currently perched at the No.1 spot on the Order of Merit, local lads Udayan Mane, Syed Saqib Ahmed and Trishul Chinnappa who occupy the second, fourth and fifth positions respectively, Viraj Madappa (No.3) and Samarth Dwivedi (No.6) amongst others.
Young Manu Gandas, who had won the IGU South Zone Juniors at the same venue, is back from a confidence-building victory at Coimbatore last week and would be looking to register an encore.
The win has also catapulted the Gurgaon youngster to the ninth position on the Order of Merit.
Amongst the experienced, the battle will be between three time Sri Lankan Open Amateur champion Simarjeet Singh (No.7), Vikram Rana (No.10), Gagan Verma and Jasjeet Singh.
Tata Steel who have taken on the mantle of the title sponsors have truly added steel in the growth and development program for the sport of golf.
‚EuroúWe are happy to play host to the prestigious event a part of a very successful season of the Tata Steel Amateur Tour,‚EuroĚ said Farzan Heerjee, Head Corporate Relations, Tata Steel.
‚EuroúWe are pleased that our efforts have resulted in producing and nurturing some exceptional talent and we hope to further grow the Tour in the coming seasons,‚EuroĚ Farzan said.
The 7227-yard KGA Course is one of the longest courses in India and is primed to host the prestigious event.
The strategically placed water bodies and bunkers call for accuracy.
Given a strong field and a challenging layout, the golf fans are in for an exciting action at the KGA.
--IBNS (Posted on 02-09-2013)