09 April 2020
WOMEN'S AMATEUR ASPAC
The Women s Amateur Asia-Pacific championship, originally scheduled for February 12-15, has been postponed due to the ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus. The change has been made to ensure the safety and welfare of all players, officials, and those attending the championship.
We will continue to monitor the situation and liaise with the authoritiesto ensure we can stage the championship safely in October. We are looking forward to a successful week of golf and crowning the 2020 champion,” said Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A.
Tanes Petsuwan, Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications for the Tourism Authority of Thailand, said: 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.
It is expected that 80 playersfrom 19 Asia-Pacific countries will feature in the women’s amateur tournament with Thailand having the largest contingent - eight players including World No. 18 Jaravee Boonchant - as the host nation.
The R&A stated that the Women s Amateur Asia-Pacific has established itself as the leading women s amateur golf championship in the region. They went on to explain that it developslocal talent and provides a pathway for elite amateursto emerge onto the world stage and that they believe it is important that the opportunity is provided in 2020.