Karachi, Pakistan: United Marine Agencies (UMA), a leading shipping agency in Pakistan, will be the title sponsor of the CNS Open Golf Championship when it debuts on the Asian Tour.
To be held at the Karachi Golf Club from October 11-14, the event will boast a purse of US$300,000.
The tournament, re-christened the UMA CNS Open Golf Championship, has been staged on the local circuit since 1995. With its entry into the Asian Tour this year, the event will receive Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) points.
UMA, one of Pakistan’s top five shipping agencies, provides shipping, cargo and marine-related services in the country as well as the region.
UMA Chief Executive Officer Sohail Shams said: “It gives us great honour and pleasure to be the title sponsor of the CNS Open Golf Championship. We aim to sensitise the society, especially the business community, about the benefits of sports and we are thrilled to be able to do it via one of Pakistan’s most important golf tournaments.”
The company has always been deeply involved in sports. It was the main sponsor of the 49th CISM World Military Sailing Championship and a major contributor for the infrastructural enhancements at the Abdul Sattar Edhi Hockey Stadium, to name a few.
“On behalf of the Asian Tour, I’d like to thank Mr Shams and the UMA for their support and commitment to the UMA CNS Open Golf Championship. Their title sponsorship is a very positive step towards the development of golf in Pakistan, as well as the region,” said Cho Minn Thant, Chief Operating Officer of the Asian Tour, a Full Business Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.