Jakarta, Indonesia: BANK BRI, Indonesia’s oldest bank, has assumed title sponsorship of the Indonesia Open.
To be played at Damai Indah Golf’s PIK Course from December 4-7 the event will be headlined by Indian Gaganjeet Bhullar, the defending champion.
Having been a platinum partner last year, the financial institution has upgraded its backing. Now called the BANK BRI Indonesia Open, the event will offer a purse of at least US$500,000.
Firman Taufick, Executive Vice President of BANK BRI, said: “We are delighted to become the title sponsor of the oldest professional tournament in Indonesia. Both the bank and the tournament share a rich and storied history that makes us natural partners. We both understand the importance of tradition, yet appreciate the need to always evolve and innovate.”
Murdaya Widyawimarta, President of Persatuan Golf Indonesia, the national golf association of Indonesia and organisers of the BANK BRI Indonesia Open, said: “This year will be the 37th Indonesia Open and we are delighted that one of Indonesia’s most respected and trusted financial institutions has committed to a partnership with the tournament.
“With their support, the BANK BRI Indonesia Open will continue to grow and develop and we look forward to a bright future for the tournament.
“This event will surely support the growth of the national golf scene, even allowing amateur golfers to take part in developing golf in Indonesia.”
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