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R&A Reschedules Women’s Asia-Pacific Championship Due To Coronavirus

11.08am 24th February 2020 - Coronavirus NewsCourses - This story was updated on Thursday, March 12th, 2020

The Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific championship has been rescheduled to take place from 7-10 October at the Siam Country Club Waterside, Pattaya, Thailand following the Coronavirus outbreak.

The championship, which is hosted by the R&A and the Asia-Pacific Golf Confederation, was postponed to ensure the safety and welfare of all players, officials and others attending the championship. The R&A and the Asia-Pacific Golf Confederation have worked to secure a new date for the championship. 

Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A, said, “The Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific has established itself as the leading women’s amateur golf championship in the region. It develops local talent and provides a pathway for elite amateurs to emerge onto the world stage and we believe it is important this opportunity is provided in 2020. 

“We will continue to monitor the situation and liaise with the authorities to ensure we can stage the championship safely in October. We are looking forward to a successful week of golf and crowning the 2020 champion.”

Tanes Petsuwan, Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications for the Tourism Authority of Thailand added, “We look forward to welcoming the leading 80 amateur golfers from 19 Asia-Pacific nations to Thailand in October for the Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific. We would also like to thank The R&A for bringing this prestigious championship to Thailand allowing us to showcase our world class golf courses and beautiful country.”

The R&A also confirmed that both the 2020 and 2021 WAAP champions will receive invitations to compete in the 2021 AIG Women’s British Open at Royal Porthcawl.

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