The sixth BTI Open Golf, an international tournament, will be held at the pristine Kurmitola Golf Club from Tuesday to Friday and will carry a prize purse of Tk50 lakhs.
The tournament is tri-sanctioned by Asian Development Tour, Professional Golf Tour India and Bangladesh Professional Golf Association and approved by Bangladesh Golf Federation.
This is a 72-hole stroke-play tournament featuring a field of 132 players, including 40 professionals from the BPGA, 45 from the PGTI and as many from the ADT.
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.
Golfers from Singapore, Japan, USA, Sweden, Finland, Argentina, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, India, Wales, New Zealand and host Bangladesh will take part.
The title sponsor of the tournament is Building Technology and Ideas Limited.
This is the second tri-sanctioned tournament hosted in Bangladesh this year and will feature some of the top names of the south Asian region, including the star golfer from the host country - Siddikur Rahman.
In addition, the Bangladeshi trio of Mohammad Zamal Hossain Mollah, two-time winner on the PGTI, Mohammad Shakhawat Hossain Sohel and Mohammad Dulal Hossain will lead the charge for the host nation.
On the eve of the tournament, Siddikur said, “I start every tournament with the target of winning. So my target will be the same next week. The Kurmitola golf course looks in beautiful condition and it will be challenging as always.”