Golconda Masters Golf Championship 2020 to commence today in Hyderabad

Posted on: 05-Feb-2020

 Key Highlights – 

  • Sixth edition of event to offer Prize Purse of Rs. 40 lakh
  • Field to feature Rashid Khan, Khalin Joshi, Aman Raj, Viraj Madappa and former champions Udayan Mane and Harendra Gupta

{Press Release}: The Hyderabad Golf Association (HGA) and the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI), the official sanctioning body of professional golf in India, today announced the Vooty and Haldi Presents Golconda Masters Golf Championship 2020 Powered by Telangana Tourism which will be held at the Hyderabad Golf Club (HGC) from February 5 – 8, 2020, and will carry a prize purse of Rs. 40 lakh. The Pro-Am event of the season-opener will be held on February 9.

The top Indian professionals in the fray include Asian Tour regulars Rashid Khan (2019 PGTI Order of Merit champion), Khalin Joshi, Aman Raj, and Viraj Madappa as well as other leading players such as former champions Udayan Mane (2018 winner) and Harendra Gupta (2015 winner), to name a few.

Aman Raj

The foreign challenge will be led by the Sri Lankan trio of Mithun Perera, N Thangaraja and K Prabagaran as well as Bangladesh’s Md Dulal Hossain and Md Sayum.

The local challenge will be led by Hyderabad-based players including professionals such as Haider Hussain, Mohd Azhar, Venkkat Gautham, and Rupinder Singh Gill as well as amateurs such as Hardik S Chawda, Rahul Ajay and Shawn Reddy.

Former Indian hockey captain Dilip Tirkey will be playing his first event as a professional at the Golconda Masters 2020. Tirkey, a three-time Olympian and Asian Games gold medallist, had last month played the PGTI Qualifying School 2020 in Ahmedabad.

Shri B Venkatesham, IAS, Secretary to Government of Telangana, Youth Advancement, Tourism & Culture Department, said “We are delighted to be associated with the sixth edition of the Golconda Masters. The tournament provides us the perfect platform to showcase the state of Telangana and the city of Hyderabad as a top-class tourist destination. The event also helps us promote the majestic Hyderabad Golf Club as a world-class golfing destination as it is a one-of-its-kind golfing venue set against the backdrop of the historic Golconda Fort. We wish the players all the best and look forward to yet another successful event.”

Mr. Uttam Singh Mundy, CEO, PGTI, said, “After the 2019 season we’re excited to begin the 2020 season with the Vooty and Haldi presents Golconda Masters Golf Championship 2020. The Golconda Masters has emerged as an important stop on the TATA Steel PGTI calendar over the last six years and continues to grow in popularity with each passing season, a fact reflected in the strong field at the tournament this year. We look ahead to yet another pulsating week of golf at the world-class Hyderabad Golf Club. We thank the Hyderabad Golf Association, Telangana Tourism, Vooty, Haldi and Incredible India for their support in staging the Golconda Masters for the sixth year in succession.”

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