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02nd Dec. 2014
CG and PGTI announce CG Open 2014

  • Prize purse of Rs 1 crore
  • Penultimate Super Series event of 2014
  • Line-up includes ­ Rashid Khan and Chikkarangappa


Mumbai, December 02, 2014: Avantha Group Company CG and the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) today announced the schedule for CG Open 2014, the penultimate Super Series event of 2014. CG Open 2014 will be played at the Bombay Presidency Golf Club, Mumbai, from December 3rd to 6th. The Pro-Am event will be played on December 7th.


The stellar field will feature leading Indian professionals such as Rashid Khan (reigning Rolex Rankings champion and current Super Series leader), Chikkarangappa S (defending champion), Shankar Das (current Rolex Rankings leader), Shamim Khan, Mukesh Kumar, Om Prakash Chouhan, Digvijay Singh and Khalin Joshi, to name a few. Besides Chikkarangappa, the other former CG Open champions in the field are Harendra Gupta, Mandeo Singh Pathania and Ashok Kumar.


The prominent foreign players in the field are, Sri Lankans Anura Rohana, K Prabagaran and N Thangaraja, Nepal`s Shivaram Shrestha and Bangladesh`s Md Zamal Hossain Mollah.


Speaking on the tournament, Avantha Group Company CG`s CEO & Managing Director, Mr. Laurent Demortier said, "Counting the 7th edition of the CG-Open golf tournament, I am pleased to see the stellar lineup of national and international players. It is overwhelming to be considered as one of the most exclusive golfing events in the country and the largest in the western region, attracting avid golfing talent. Golf is all about performance, perseverance and hard work and epitomizes everything that business stands for. I wish the players the very best and look forward to an exciting game of golf at CG Open 2014".


Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Padamjit Sandhu, Director, PGTI, said, “The CG Open, among the most prestigious and lucrative golf championships in the country, has been an important stop for the PGTI in western India over the last seven years. The 2014 edition of the tournament promises to be a treat for golf fans in Mumbai as leading professionals of the Indian sub-continent look to make gains in the final stages of the race for the Rolex Player of the Year title and the Super Series title. We thank CG for their committed support to Indian professional golf through the staging of this event.”


Seven events will be staged as part of the PGTI Super Series in 2014 with a total prize purse of Rs. 4.3 crore. Points are allocated for each event of the Super Series. The player with the highest points at the end of the seven Super Series events stands to earn a bonus of Rs. 30 lakh.


Founded in 1927, the Bombay Presidency Golf Club is one of the most prestigious golf clubs in the country. The course at the BPGC underwent extensive redesign and modifications in 2009. The BPGC has a very demanding course with a large golf-focused member community.


Left to Right: Mr. Padamjit Sandhu, Director, PGTI, Khalin Joshi, defending champion Chikkarangappa S,
Mr. Laurent Demortier, CEO and Managing Director, CG, Mr. Rajen Gandhi, Captain, BPGC and Karan Taunk -
unveiling the CG Open 2014 trophy



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. CG clocks US$ 2.3 billion in revenues from product lines that cover the entire value chain of engineering offerings.


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 container).
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)
CG House, 10th floor
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

T : +91 22 24237516 / 67558771


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


For information regarding PGTI, please contact:

Nikhil Kalaan, Assistant Manager - Media, PGTI
Mobile: + 9910974846,


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