Asia-Pacific Amateur Women Heading To Singapore – Golf Australia Magazine – The Women’s Game


Following the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, The R&A and APGC are moving the championship back to its preferred March spot on the calendar in 2023.

While the WAAP aims to inspire future generations of women golfers, it also provides the champion with a launching pad into international golf through waivers at multiple major women’s championships and other elite amateur championships.

The winner will be invited to compete in three major championships: the AIG Women’s Open, the Chevron Championship and the Amundi Evian Championship. In addition, they will be invited to the Augusta Amateur Women’s National Championship and the Hana Financial Group Championship.

Martin Slumbers, CEO of The R&A, said: “The Asia Pacific Women’s Amateur Championship is at the pinnacle of women’s amateur play in the region and we are delighted to bring it to such a prominent place.

The new course at the Singapore Island Country Club will welcome WAAP Golf in 2023. PHOTO: Provided.

“We established this championship to give the best players the opportunity to excel and progress into the professional game. We have certainly been successful when you look at the success of Yuka Saso, Patty Tavatanakit and World No. 1 Atthaya Thitikul among others.”

APGC President Taimur Hassan Amin said the WAAP, which was first played in 2018, had already become a feature of the international amateur calendar and features the best golfers and courses in the region.

“There are very few championships that can claim to have had such a profoundly positive impact in such a short time, as evidenced by the outstanding international performances of many of the players who have featured in WAAP,” said Hassan.

One of the most prestigious clubs in the Island Republic, The Singapore Island Country Club has hosted dozens of professional and amateur championships.

“The Asia-Pacific Women’s Amateur Championship is at the pinnacle of the women’s amateur game in the region and we are delighted to bring it to such a prominent place.” – Martin Dreams.

In addition to hosting the Johnnie Walker Classic and the Alfred Dunhill Cup Asia-Pacific Qualifier, the SICC has hosted the Singapore Open on multiple occasions.

Ivan Chua, Club Captain at SICC, said: “We are delighted to host the Asia-Pacific Women’s Amateur Championship, the premier women’s amateur championship in the region. Nurturing and giving back to the golf community is an important goal of SICC.

“The club supports the Singapore Sports Vision 2030, which aims to create partnerships between the various stakeholders in Singapore sports, help develop talented athletes and help them compete on the world stage.

“The New Course, although only opening in July 2021, has already established itself as one of the premier courses in Singapore and the region. Holding this championship here validates the quality of the course and I can’t wait until next March to show the best of us to the world.

“We thank The R&A and IMG for this opportunity and look forward to many years of partnership.”

The WAAP was developed by The R&A and APGC to discover emerging talent and provide a route for elite Asian women amateurs onto the international stage.

“WAAP plays a vital role in the development of women’s golf in the region and we are delighted to host the championship for the second time in Singapore at The New Course of the acclaimed Singapore Island Country Club,” added Tan Chong Huat, President. of the Singapore Golf Association.

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