Avantha Masters finds new venue in Jaypee Greens

Last Updated: Wed, Jan 30, 2013 14:00 hrs

New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) The Avantha Masters will be played at a new venue and on a different date in 2013 when the fourth edition of the tournament is held March 14-17 at the Greg Norman-designed Jaypee Greens Golf Course in Greater Noida.

The demanding 7,347 yards, par-72 Championship Course at Jaypee Greens Golf Course, which opened in 2000, is the only course in India designed by two-time Major Champion Norman.

The course features several water hazards and bunkering reminiscent of classic Melbourne sand belt courses.

Jaypee Greens takes over the staging of the Avantha Masters from DLF Golf and Country Club, which hosted the euros 1.8 million event in 2010 (won by Andrew Dodt), 2011 (S.S.P. Chowrasia) and 2012 (Jbe' Kruger).

The tournament will again be co-sanctioned by The European and Asian Tours and will comprise an increased field of 156 players, with 61 provided by The European Tour, 61 by the Asian Tour, 28 by the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) and the final six allocated to sponsor's invitations.

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