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WGAI adds more events

NEW DELHI: The Women's Golf Association of India (WGAI) has announced an increase in the number of events on the Hero Honda Women's Professional Golf Tour in 2011-12.

The Tour will begin with Southern Swing at the Karnataka Golf Association (KGA) course, Bangalore, on August 14.

The number of pro events, which has increased from 12 to 15, will offer a total prize money of Rs. 42 lakh, an increase of Rs. 10 lakh. Besides, the season will also witness the annual $300,000 Hero Honda women's Indian Open, jointly sanctioned by the Ladies Asian Golf Tour (LAGT), Ladies European Tour (LET) and WGAI.

The WGAI is also planning to include some foreign professionals in the domestic events.

“We plan to allow some Thai and Chinese players, and some from other countries. The number will be limited and we expect it to bring about greater competition,” said Champika Sayal, secretary-general of WGAI. — Principal Correspondent

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