Toyota Altis Open Golf tourney from tomorrow

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Bangalore, Nov 4 (UNI) Top professional golfers, including Ashok Kumar, Mukesh Kumar, Rahul Ganapathy, Shamim Khan, Gaganjeet Bhullar, Harendra Gupta, Mohd Siddikur Rahman and Harmeet Kahlon would be seen in action vying for top honours in the Toyota Altis Open Golf tournament to be played at Eagleton Golf Resorts from tomorrow.

In all 25 of the 30 top-rated Professionals Golf Tour of India (PGTI) could be seen in action for the next four-days in the tournament, which offers a total prize money of Rs 20 lakh.

Mysore golfer Rahul Ganapathy, who ranks second in the top 10 of the PGTI, might give a stiff challenge to Mukesh Kumar, who is currently leading the PGTI Order of Merit and Digvijay Singh currently ranked third.

Rahul said '' I know expectations from me would be high but all depends on how I hit the ball over the next few days. Also I have tough competition as the tournament has got an excellent field.'' Mukesh, has won four events in the 2007-08 PGTI season, including IOC Xtrapremium Masters 2007, Tata Open 2008, Centurion bank of Punjab Open 2008 and the Tamil Nadu Open Golf Chamionship 2008.

Other Golfers to watch out for would be Digvijay Singh, who won his maiden title 'PGTI Players Championship in August, Ashok Kumar, who had eight top 10 finishes out of 10 starts in the 2007-08 PGTI session so far, Shamim Khan, who had an outstanding run in the 2007-08 PGTI season, having registered eight top 10 finishes out of 13 starts.

Legendary Ali Sher, who is the first Indian to have won the Indian Open Title (1991) and Indian Open winner (2002), and Uttam Singh Mundy would also be seen in action.

This is for the first time leading automobile manufacturer Toyota is sponsoring Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI).

The tournament will be held from November 5 to 8, and will be followed by Pro-Am on November nine.


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