The Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) announced the second professional golf in the city with the launch of Kolkata Classic Golf Championship, which will be held here at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club from March 22 to 25. Carrying a prize purse of Rs. 30 lakh, the Pro-Am event will be the addition to the McLeod Russel year-ending Tour Championship.

The Kolkata Classic Golf will bring together some of the top names of the Indian subcontinent, including the city’s own trio of S.S.P. Chawrasia, 2014 PGTI topper Shankar Das and current leader Feroz Ali Mollah. The others in the fray are Rashid Khan, Himmat Singh Rai, Shubhankar Sharma, Mukesh Kumar, Shamim Khan, Khalin Joshi, Udayan Mane, Ajeetesh Sandhu, Abhijit Singh Chadha and Ashok Kumar among others. The foreign challenge will be led by the Sri Lankan trio of N. Thangaraja, Anura Rohana and K. Prabagaran.

The 72-hole stroke-play tournament will be featuring a field of 126 players where the cut will be applied after the first 36 holes. The top 50 players and ties will make the halfway cut and continue to play for another 36 holes.