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Classic New Opportunity Beckons for Asian Tour Members

August 10, 2019

New Delhi, India: The Asian Tour is set to welcome its newest tournament when the Classic Golf and Country Club International Championship makes its debut on the Tour’s schedule from September 12-15.

The US$300,000 event is sanctioned by the Asian Tour and the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) and will be staged at the Classic Golf and Country Club, the first Jack Nicklaus Design Signature Golf Course in South Asia.

The Classic Golf and Country Club International Championship is expected to feature an exciting mix of established stars alongside promising talents from the Asian Tour and PGTI.

The host venue, which comprises 27 holes, witnessed a slice of history in 2009 when Thai Chapchai Nirat recorded the world’s lowest 72-hole score with a 32-under-par to win the third of his four Asian Tour titles.

Prior to hosting its first Asian Tour event in 2009, the Classic Golf and Country Club was also home to the Indian Open in 2000 and 2001.

Over the past few years, it has staged several tournaments on the PGTI.

Cho Minn Thant

“We are looking forward to the Classic Golf and Country Club International Championship as it gives our members another playing opportunity that allows them to gain valuable experience and have a potentially career-inspiring week,” said Cho Minn Thant, Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer of the Asian Tour, a Full Business Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.

“Apart from having our best players compete for some of the bigger prize purses on Tour, full-field events such as the Classic Golf and Country Club International Championship will also provide our emerging talents with the opportunity to shoot for glory and aim for their breakthrough on the Asian Tour,” he added.

Uttam Singh Mundy, CEO of PGTI, said: “Indian golf is on the rise today and the staging of the Classic Golf and Country Club International Championship will allow our players to compete on a bigger stage.

“The Classic Golf and Country Club International Championship will give them a great chance to compete and showcase their talents. I am confident the Classic Golf and Country Club International Championship will be a huge success.”

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