by sportswire4u.blogspot.com (Balbir)
PHILLAUR (PUNJAB) August 29
The PGTI Feeder Tour will stage its fifth tournament of the 2010 season at the Ranjitgarh Golf Club in Phillaur from August 30 – September 1, 2010. This tournament boasts a total prize purse of Rs. 5 lakh and marks PGTI’s debut in Phillaur. The Feeder Tour is set to stage seven tournaments in the 2010 season with the Phillaur event being the fifth leg. The tournament will be played over three rounds of 18 holes each. The top 60 Order of Merit players on the PGTI do not qualify to play in this event.
Karnal’s Maniram Sharma, who won the second leg of the Feeder Tour, along with Manoj Kumar of Lucknow are some of the prominent names in the field. While Manoj is fourth on the Feeder Tour Order of Merit with earnings of Rs. 91,458, Maniram is placed fifth at Rs. 79,846. Shaurya Singh of Delhi, the winner of the fourth leg of the Feeder Tour, leads the Order of Merit with earnings of Rs. 143,288.
Mr. Padamjit Sandhu, Director, PGTI, said, “It will be great to play in Phillaur. We continue in our efforts to take professional golf to all parts of the country and help create opportunities for the clubs and the local players. Feeder tour events will help us in strengthening the foundation of the sport in the country. I would like to thank the Ranjitgarh Golf Club, Phillaur, in partnering with us in staging this event.”
Mr. Rupinder Singh, Secretary, Ranjitgarh Golf Club, said, “We are proud to host the PGTI Feeder Tour event at the Ranjitgarh Golf Club. This event is a result of the initiative taken by Mr. S K Sharma, ADGP & Director, Punjab Police Academy. Mr. Sharma, being the President of the Punjab Golf Association and a keen golfer himself, has played a major role in promoting the sport in the state of Punjab. The event confirms Ranjitgarh Golf Club’s status of being one of the best golf courses in Punjab.”