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26th Nov. 2015
8th edition of CG Open to host 120 golfers

Mumbai, November 26, 2015: Avantha Group Company CG and the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) will host the country`s leading golfers in the 8th edition of CG Open. Led by reigning Rolex Ranking champion Shankar Das, nearly 120 players will feature in the Rs 1 crore prize money CG Open 2015, to be held at the Bombay Presidency Golf Club (BPGC) from December 2 to 5, 2015. This marquee event is an important week on the PGTI calendar and the tour in western India.


CG Open, the most lucrative golfing event in the Western Region of the country, will culminate with a Pro-Am event on December 6. The CG Open will witness some of India`s best golfing talent vie for the top honours.


The former CG Open champions contending this year include Harendra Gupta, Mandeo Singh Pathania, Kunal Bhasin from Australia and Ashok Kumar. The other leading Indians in the field are the seasoned Mukesh Kumar and youngsters Abhijit Singh Chadha and rookie Udayan Mane, all currently inside the top-5 of the Rolex Ranking. Abhijit Singh Chadha is the highest ranked player in the field as he occupies second place in the Rolex Ranking.


Besides former champion Kunal Bhasin, the other prominent foreign players in the field are Sri Lankans N Thangaraja, Anura Rohana and K Prabagaran, Nepal`s Shivaram Shrestha, Bangladesh`s Md Zamal Hossain Mollah and South African Tyron Marc McComb.


The two prominent Mumbai players in the field are Anil Bajrang Mane and Wilson Raj D`Mello.





About CG


Avantha Group Company CG is a global pioneering leader in the management and application of electrical energy. With more than 15,000 employees across its operations in around 85 countries, CG provides electrical products, systems and services for utilities, power generation, industries, and consumers. The company is organized into four business groups: Power, Industrial, Automation, and Consumer.


For more information on CG, please visit: www.cgglobal.com



About Avantha


The Avantha Group`s entities in diversified sectors include Crompton Greaves (power transmission and distribution equipment and services), BILT (paper and pulp), The Global Green Company Limited (food processing), Biltech Building Elements Limited (infrastructure), Avantha Power (energy), Avantha Business Solutions Limited (IT and ITES), Jg Glass (glass containers).


With a global footprint, the Group operates in 90 countries with more than 25,000 employees worldwide.


For more information on Avantha, please visit: www.avanthagroup.com



About PGTI


Formed in 2006, Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) is the recognized official body of professional golf in India. PGTI`s objective is to promote professional golf in the country, as well as to give players an opportunity to be involved in the decision making on all aspects of the game. Headed by Mr. Gautam Thapar (President), PGTI`s governing body comprises leading Indian golf professionals. PGTI currently has over 300 members.



For further information, please contact:

Ms. Paula Sengupta
Global Head – Communications
CG (Crompton Greaves Limited)
10th floor, CG House
Worli, Mumbai 400 030, India
Mrs. Shravani Dang
Vice President &
Group Head - Corporate Communications
Avantha Group
1st floor, Thapar House
24, Janpath Lane, New Delhi 110 001, India

T : +91 22 24237516 / 67558771

T (D): +91 11 41699282
T (B): +91 11 23368332

For information regarding PGTI, please contact :
Nikhil Kalaan,
Assistant Manager - Media, PGTI

M : + 9910974846,
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