Inaugural series of the tournament to be held from September 11 – 14 at the Noida Golf Course
The Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI), the official sanctioning body of professional golf in India, will be staging the inaugural QA InfoTech Open at the Noida Golf Course from September 11 – 14, 2018. The tournament which is the 13th event of the PGTI’s 2018 season, carries a prize purse of Rs. 50 lakh. The Pro-Am event is scheduled for September 15. QA InfoTech, one of the fastest-growing software companies in India, is the title sponsor of the series.
The tournament will feature some of the top professionals of the South Asian region such as Indian legend Jeev Milkha Singh, who returns for a full-field PGTI event after a year, along with other top Indian names such as Shamim Khan (2017 PGTI Order of Merit champion), Asian Tour regular Chiragh Kumar, Honey Baisoya (a double winner on the PGTI this year and currently ranked 2nd on the PGTI Order of Merit), Udayan Mane, Aman Raj and Syed Saqib Ahmed (all winners on the PGTI this year), as well as Sri Lankans N Thangaraja and Mithun Perera (also winners on the PGTI this year). The host city of Noida will be represented by professionals AmardipSinh Malik (a two-time winner on the PGTI), Gaurav Pratap Singh, Vikrant Chopra, Rahul Bajaj, Arjun Singh Chaudhri and Pradeep Kumar.
Mr. Mukesh Sharma, Founder & Managing Director, QA InfoTech, said, “We are glad to bring QA InfoTech Open Golf Tournament in partnership with PGTI for our golf professionals. We consider it our corporate social responsibility to promote at least one sport for our country. We hope that our professional golfers will work hard to bring gold at the next Olympics. I truly believe that if corporates in India back and promote at least one sport of their choice, we will lead the board in several games and sporting events.”
Mr. Uttam Singh Mundy, CEO, PGTI, said, “We are delighted to announce the addition of the QA InfoTech Open to the PGTI calendar. We thank QA InfoTech for partnering with us in this new initiative. As the PGTI prepares to enter a new phase with the tour offering world ranking points from next season, the support of new sponsors such as QA InfoTech will prove to be invaluable for Indian professional golf in the long run.”