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Asian Tour returns to Pakistan for Chief of Naval Staff Open golf meet

IANS  |  Karachi 

The will make a welcome return to after an 11-year hiatus for the of Naval Staff (CNS) Open Championship which will be staged from July 24 to 27, it was announced on Tuesday.

The CNS Open Championship will attract a talented cast of stars to the $300,000 event which will be played in the country's oldest course, the Karachi Golf Club, according to a release.

The CNS Open has been staged on the local circuit since 1995, making it the longest running professional golf event in By joining the Asian Tour, the tournament will receive official ranking points and give local golfers an opportunity to play alongside some of the region's leading players.

The of Naval Staff was delighted to bring the CNS Open on the The last time an Asian Tour event was staged in was in 2006 and 2007. Last year, the Asian Development Tour (ADT) sanctioned a tournament in the country for the first time.

"This is great news for golf in Pakistan. We are thrilled to welcome and its talented members to our beautiful country. It has been 11 years since we last staged an Asian Tour event and we are proud to work together with all sponsors to make this tournament a huge success," said the of Naval Staff.

The staging of the CNS Open will also boost the chances of the local golfers to improve on their OWGR ranking and give them a better opportunity to try and qualify for the Japan in 2020.

"There was a huge representation of Asian golfers in the last and we hope to provide a viable platform for our golfers to improve on their world ranking. It is also our goal to promote golf among the younger generation in hopes that we will have a Pakistani playing and contending regularly on in the future," the Chief of Naval Staff added.

Asian Tour applauded the efforts of the Chief of Naval Staff and the to stage an in Pakistan.



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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 18:30 IST