05 April 2017

The Road to Kuala Lumpur

The Indonesian qualification for the 2017 World Amateur Golf Championship (WAGC) and World Amateur Golfers Invitational (WAGI) began in February. The qualification rounds are being held at 13 golf courses in Jakarta, Bogor, and Kuta, Bali. The qualifying rounds are split into five groups based on handicap: Division A, 0-5.4 handicap; Division B, 5.5-10.4; Division C, 10.5-15.4; Division D, 15.5-20.4; and Division E, 20.5-25.4. The winners of the Indonesian qualification will compete in Kuala Lumpur on November 18th-25th. 

Baromeus Gosal, CEO of PT. Bali Fantastic Holiday, said, “This tournament is for golfers who are non-athletes to feel the experience of playing in a competitive arena.” To ensure that the tournament remains fair, Gosal added that the organizer has entrusted the golf courses with the responsibility of monitoring the participants’ handicaps.  

Playing in the WAGC-WAGI final will be a unique and challenging experience for the finalists who will have to hold their nerves in a truly competitive atmosphere. “It's an amateur tournament that is played like a professional event. There is a practice day, playing for four days, and the playing schedule uses a tee time," said Puguh Susiantoro, the 3rd place winner of flight B.

So, who will go to Kuala Lumpur


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