Prize purse raised: 119 professionals to take part
DIGBOI: Indian Oil Corporation Limited (Assam Oil Division) Digboi is all set to host the 23rd edition of the IndianOil SERVO Masters Golf tournament here at the historic Digboi Golf Links in Tinsukia district.
The premier Golf Tournament is being held under the aegis of the TATA Steel Professional Golf Tour of India (TATA Steel PGTI).
The prize purse for the event has been raised from INR 75 lakh to INR 80 lakh this year. The Pro-Am event will be held on November 26.
The media interection this evening revealed the top names in the field that includes TATA Steel PGTI Ranking leader Om Prakash Chouhan, Olympian Udayan Mane, Rahil Gangjee, Sachin Baisoya, Aman Raj, N Thangaraja, Jamal Hossain, Gaurav Pratap Singh, Honey Baisoya.
The event would also feature a field of 122 players including 119 professionals and three amateurs. The top 50 players and ties would make the cut after round two.
Meanwhile, Debajit Gogoi, the ED & Refinery Head, IOCL (AOD) Digboi Refinery, said during the interection that Indian Oil Corporation Limited (Assam Oil Division) Digboi Refinery is all set to host the 23rd IndianOil SERVO Masters Golf tournament under the aegis of the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI).
Started in the year 1999, with prize purse of Rs. 7.5 Lakh, now it has spread its stride into the 23rd edition with a prize purse of Rs. 80 Lakh, he said.
“This tournament will be participated by 8 out of 10 top ranked players of India and a total of 126 players from India and abroad, including 8 local players. Promotion of sports has always been at the core of IndianOil’s initiatives and support to Indian professional golf alongside staging of the IndianOil SERVO Masters Golf is an integral part of IOCL’s vision for the growth of sports in India,” added the top official of the AOD Digboi being the host of the event.
Meanwhile, Uttam Singh Mundy, the CEO, PGTI, said, “We thank the Indian Oil Corporation for being a pillar of support to Indian professional golf for more than two decades. The IndianOil SERVO Masters Golf has always been an important stop on the PGTI with the historic Digboi Golf Links serving up its own set of challenges for the professionals. This year the tournament gains more significance as it tees-off the last leg of the season with the competition likely to get even more intense from here on.”
The local challenge is being led by Digboi-based players including professionals Biren Karmakar, Deven Bhumij, Sunil Mura, Dulal Kalowar, Deepraj Chetia and Joykrishan Naidu as well as amateur Alok Barua.