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Top golfers in contention in 40-lakh prize money Jaipur Open

Jaipur, Sep 13 (IANS) Leading Indian professionals Yuvraj Singh Sandhu, Abhijit Singh Chadha, former champion Shamim Khan (2017), Om Prakash Chouhan, Akshay Sharma, Abhinav Lohan, Arjun Bhati and Varun Parikh will be in contention the Jaipur Open 2022 at the Rambagh Golf Club here from Sep 14-17, 2022.

The Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) will be staging the event that carries a prize purse of Rs. 40 lakh. The Pro-Am event will be played on September 18.

A total of 126 players are participating in the tournament including 123 professionals and three amateurs.

The prominent foreign names in the field are those of Sri Lanka’s Mithun Perera and N Thangaraja and Bangladesh’s Jamal Hossain and Badal Hossain.

The Jaipur-based professionals in the field are Vishal Singh, Hemendra Choudhary, Prakhar Asawa, Girraj Singh Khadka, Rishi Raj Singh Rathore, Yogendra Kumawat, Damodar Kumawat and Ghulam Mohammed Ghori. The field also features Jaipur-based amateurs Manoviraj Shekhawat and Nitesh Bandawla.

Dr. Rashmi Sharma, Director – Tourism, Govt. of Rajasthan, said, “Rajasthan Tourism’s association with the PGTI’s Jaipur Open 2022, an important event on the Indian golfing calendar since it offers Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) points, provides us the platform to showcase Rajasthan as an attractive destination for golf tourism for international and domestic tourists alike. We look forward to yet another successful staging of the Jaipur Open and the event bringing the spotlight on the immense potential for golf tourism in the state.”

Uttam Singh Mundy, CEO, PGTI, said, “We thank Rajasthan Tourism and AU Small Finance Bank for partnering with us in staging the fifth edition of the Jaipur Open, an event which has emerged as a major attraction on the PGTI calendar over the years. The staging of the Jaipur Open goes a long way in promoting Rajasthan as a preferred destination for golf tourism. A strong field and perfect playing conditions at the Rambagh Golf Club are sure to provide a fascinating contest this week.”

–IANS

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