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Golfer Siddik leads Bangladesh charge

Mohammad Siddikur Rahman, a renowned golfer of the region, will lead Bangladesh charge in the American Express Bangladesh Open-2012 Professional Golf Championship which begins Tuesday at the Kurmitola Golf Club course in the city.

About one hundred golfers including 28 from Bangladesh are taking part in the fourth edition of the Bangladesh Open 2012 Professional Golf Championship.

Like last three occasions City Bank is the title sponsor of the Taka 33 lakh prize-money tournament managed by Riz Event. Out of which the champion will receive Tk 5,33,280 as prize money. Top 50 players will be received prize money.

Jamal Hossain Mollah, who won the tournament in 2009, is the second seeded player of the host country although Chiragh Kumar of India has been drawn as the top seeded player of the tournament. Apart from Chiragh, the impressive line-up of Indian golfers includes likes of Mukesh Kumar, Vinod Kumar, Feroz Ali Mollah, Manav Jani, Sanjay Kumar, Vijay Kumar, Raju Ali, Mollah, Shamim Khan and Gaurav Chei.

Brig Gen (retd) Salim Akhtar, member development of Bangladesh Golf Federation, stated this at a press conference at local restaurant on Monday. He thanked the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) for arranging this annual event. In fact the PGTI organises as many as 20 pro-tournament each year in this region and it will be season launching event.

K Mahmood Sattar, managing director and CEO of City Bank said, “City Bank is proud to be the title sponsor for the third time of American Express Bangladesh Open 2012 Open Pro-Golf Tournament.”

City Bank is the exclusive issuer of American Express Credit Cards in Bangladesh.
Riz Events managing director Rizwan Bin Farouq said, “It’s great pleasure to organize the event third time with generous support of City Bank. We are delighted to announce Ten Sports will cover the event thus taking the event global.”

PGTI director Uttam S Mundy and Col (retd) SM Shawkat Ali, joint secretary and CEO of Bangladesh Golf Federation were also present on the occasion.

Source: The Independent

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