Sixth bti Open begins today

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:05, Apr 24,2018 | Updated: 00:25, Apr 24,2018

 
 

Players and officials are seen during the trophy unveiling ceremony of the Sixth bti Open 2018 International Golf Tournament at the Kurmitola Golf Club on Monday. — Courtesy photo

The Sixth bti Open 2018 International Golf Tournament, tri-sanctioned by Asian Development Tour, Professional Golf Tour of India and Bangladesh Professional Golf Association, will get underway at the Kurmitola Golf Club today.
A total of 132 golfers, including 40 professionals from the BPGA, 45 professionals from the PGTI and 45 professionals from the ADT will take part in Tk 50 lakh prize money tournament.
Beside hosts Bangladesh, golfers from Singapore, Japan, USA, Sweden, Finland, Argentina, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, India, Wales and New Zealand will represent their country the competition.
The title sponsor of the tournament is building technology & ideas Ltd.
This was the second tri-sanctioned tournament hosted by Bangladesh this year after City Bank American Express Dhaka Open 2018, a tournament with similar prize money held in January.
Top Bangladeshi golfer Siddikur Rahman, who won the title of City Bank American Express Dhaka, will also in bti Open alongside Bangladeshi trio of Md Zamal Hossain Mollah (two-time winner on the PGTI), Md Shakhawat Hossain Sohel and Md Dulal Hossain.
‘I start every tournament with the target of winning. So my target will be the same next week. The Kurmitola golf course looks in beautiful conditions and it will be challenging as always’, said Siddik.
Asian Development Tour tournament director Adnan Othman was happy with the excellent condition of the Kurmitola course.
‘It’s [the Kurmitola course] better than the last time I was here. Weather wise it is uncertain. We are expecting rain. But hopefully we will finish all four rounds.’
Asif Ibrahim, the president of BPGA was excited about the sixth edition of the tournament.
‘We have been working hard to lift the standard of the game and exploring more opportunities by arranging more tours for professional golfers for last two years. We wish all the best for a successful bti Open’, he said.

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