Avantha Masters

The Avantha Masters was a professional golf tournament co-sanctioned by the European Tour, Asian Tour and the Professional Golf Tour of India. The tournament was played at the DLF Golf and Country Club in Delhi from 2010 to 2012 and moved to Jaypee Greens Golf Club, Greater Noida in 2013.[1]

Avantha Masters
LocationGreater Noida, India
Established2010
Course(s)Jaypee Greens Golf Club
Par72
Length7,347 yards (6,718 m)
Tour(s)European Tour
Asian Tour
Professional Golf Tour of India
FormatStroke play
Prize fund1,800,000
Month playedMarch
Final year2013
Aggregate265 Thomas Aiken (2013)
To par−23 Thomas Aiken (2013)
South Africa Thomas Aiken

The event was tri-sanctioned by the European Tour, the Asian Tour and the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI). The 2011 Avantha Masters carried an increased prize fund of €1.8 million.[2]

On 5 September 2013, the tournament's sponsor, Avantha Group, announced it had decided against renewing the contract with the European Tour because of current economic conditions. With the announcement, the Avantha Masters was removed from the 2014 calendar of its three sanctioning Tours.[3]

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Country Score To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
2013 Thomas Aiken   South Africa 265 −23 3 strokes   Gaganjeet Bhullar
2012 Jbe' Kruger   South Africa 274 −14 2 strokes   Jorge Campillo
  Marcel Siem
2011 Shiv Chowrasia   India 273 −15 1 stroke   Robert Coles
2010 Andrew Dodt   Australia 274 −14 1 stroke   Richard Finch

See alsoEdit

  • Indian Masters, another co-sanctioned event in India, played in 2008, considered the same tournament as the Avantha Masters by the European Tour but not by the Asian Tour

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Avantha Masters finds a new home". Asian Tour. 30 January 2013. Retrieved 8 March 2013.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Avantha Masters Increases Prize Fund For 2011". PGA European Tour. 29 October 2011. Retrieved 12 March 2013.
  3. ^ "India loses top golf event Avantha Masters due to falling rupee". Times of India. 6 September 2013. Retrieved 6 September 2013.

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