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Runner Group B'desh Amateur Golf opens

By UNB, DHAKA
11th-Mar-2015       
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The eight-nation Runner Group 30th Bangladesh Amateur Golf Championship (BAGC), a regular international amateur golf competition of the country was inaugurated at Kurmitola Golf Club here on Tuesday.
Master General of Ordinance of Bangladesh Army Major General M Abdus Salam Khan opened the four-day meet at a ceremony that featured releasing colorful balloons and pigeons, and hoisting the national flags of eight participating countries.
Senior Vice President of Bangladesh Golf Federation (BGF) Major General Mizanur Rahman Khan and Chairman of the meet's sponsor Runner Group Hafizur Rahman Khan were present at the inaugural function, organized by Kurmitola Golf Club.
Although the meet was formally inaugurated on Tuesday, but the four-day competition in three groups -- male, female and senior -- will begin on Wednesday morning at the Kurmitola golf course.
Chief of Bangladesh Air Force Air Marshal Muhammad Enamul Bari is expected to be the chief guest at the closing ceremony on March 14.
BGF secretary general Brig Gen Abul Fazal Md Sanaullah disclosed the details of the meet at a press conference at the Kurmitola Golf Club Tuesday afternoon, prior to the opening ceremony.
In all, 185 golfers (164 male and 21 female) including 37 foreign golfers from seven countries -- Afghanistan, Bhutan, Pakistan, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand and Sri Lanka -- are taking part in the championship.
Bangladesh is being represented in the meet by an eight-member team including four male and four female golfers. Members of Bangladesh golf team are: Sajib Ali, Mohammad Ismail, Akbar Hossain, Afnan Mahmud Chowdhury, Zakia Sultana, Lisa Akhter, Sonia Akhter and Nasima Akhter.

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