The 2021 Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific (WAAP) championship is to be staged at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club in the United Arab Emirates from November 10-13.
The WAAP, which was won by Yuka Yasuda of Japan when it was last played in 2019, makes a return to the international golf schedule for the first time since the global pandemic interrupted golf championships around the world.
The 2021 tournament was due to be staged at Siam Country Club Waterside in Thailand from 7-10 October, but switched venues and dates due to the pandemic.
Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive at The R&A, said: “After the disruption caused by the pandemic over the last 18 months we are excited to be staging the Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific championship at such a fantastic venue in Abu Dhabi. It is more important than ever to provide opportunities for elite women amateurs to compete in the Asia-Pacific and we look forward to another thrilling championship in November.”
Taimur Hassan Amin, Chairman of the APGC, said: “The Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific championship has been a wonderful addition to the APGC’s golfing calendar and we very much look forward to welcoming it back to the schedule following last year’s postponement due to Covid-19. Not only does the WAAP present our leading female players the chance to compete against their peers, but it also acts as an inspiration for all up-and-coming golfers.
“This year’s historic win at the US Women’s Open by Yuka Saso, joint runner-up in the inaugural WAAP, served to underline the importance of this championship as a platform for the game’s development and rising talent in the region.”