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Bangladesh Open to tee-off PGTI 2009 season

The PGTI will make its debut outside India with the season-opening Rs 20 lakh Bangladesh Open which will be staged at the Kurmitola Golf Club, in Dhaka from January 28 to 31.

other Updated: Jan 27, 2009 14:51 IST

The PGTI will make its debut outside India with the season-opening Rs 20 lakh Bangladesh Open which will be staged at the Kurmitola Golf Club, in Dhaka from January 28 to 31.

The tournament is being organised in association with the Bangladesh Golf Federation.

The Pro-Am event is scheduled for January 27.

The line-up for the tournament will include Rahil Gangjee, Gaganjeet Bhullar, Shamim Khan, Mohd Siddikur Rahman, Harmeet Kahlon and Harendra Gupta, to name a few.

"We are delighted to hold our first event in partnership with Aircel-PGTI. Golf has experienced tremendous growth in Bangladesh over the last few years and Aircel-PGTI's initiative to revive the Bangladesh Open will give further impetus to this sport in our country," Md Shafiqul Islam, Vice President, Bangladesh Golf Federation, said.

"The City Bank-Dhaka Bank Bangladesh Open-2009 is a landmark event for us as it not only marks our debut outside India but is also a major step towards raising the standard of professional golf in the South Asian region," Padamjit Sandhu, Director, PGTI, said.