KARACHI: The CNS-Pakistan Golf event , which would be one of the country’s biggest sporting events, will be held at the Karachi Golf Club (KGC) in December as an Asian Tour event with a prize purse of US$500,000.
On Friday, a senior KGC official revealed to The News that the tour had added the CNS-Pakistan Open to its schedule, which will run from December 1-4.
The CNS-Pakistan Open will be the country’s first participation on the Asian Tour since the US$300,000 UMA-CNS Open, which was held at the KGC in 2018.
For the first time in four years, Pakistan will be back on the Asian Tour, with the largest prize money in the country’s history. The prize money would be close to Rs100 million at the current exchange rate, making it the most profitable sporting event in Pakistan’s history.
“It’s fantastic news that the CNS-Pakistan will be held at KGC in December with a prize pool of $500,000,” stated Commodore Ghazanfar Abbas, KGC’s Chief Operating Officer.
The CNS-Pakistan Open will be part of a week-long golfing festival that will take place from November 28 to December 4 and will include a Pro-Am tournament before the main event.
Tirawat Kaewsiribandit of Thailand won the Asian Tour championship at KGC in 2018.
The four-day UMA-CNS Open competition featured professionals from 18 countries, including at least five past Asian Tour winners. India, Singapore, the United States, Austria, Spain, Serbia, Australia, England, Argentina, South Africa, and Venezuela were among the competitors.