Major Tournament Scheduled for Waterside Pattaya in 2021

Thai golf star Atthaya Thitikul

Major Tournament Scheduled for Waterside Pattaya in 2021

With no confirmed dates for the Honda LPGA Thailand, the next major golf event in Thailand could be the WAAP next September.

The Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific (WAAP) championship has been rescheduled to 30 September – 3 October 2021 due to the continuing uncertainty created by the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The WAAP will be hosted at the Siam Country Club’s Waterside Course in the championship’s first visit to Thailand.

2018 Sentosa Golf Club, Singapore Atthaya Thitikul Thailand
2019 The Royal Golf Club, Japan Yuka Yasuda Japanese

Thai star Atthaya Thitikul, secured a dramatic wire-to-wire victory aged just 15 years old, at the Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific in 2018 by winning a four-way play-off at Sentosa Golf Club.

She has since won two LET tournaments becoming the youngest golfer to win a pro event. She has now turned professional and has won twice this year on the local circuit.

The winner earns invitations to play in two major championships – the AIG Women’s British Open and The Evian Championship, as well as an exemption for the Augusta National Women’s Amateur.

The WAAP, developed by The R&A and the Asia-Pacific Golf Confederation (APGC) to unearth developing talent and provide a pathway for Asia’s elite women amateurs to emerge on the international stage, will be supported by the Tourism Authority of Thailand and the Sports Authority of Thailand plus a number of partners including Rolex, Samsung, Hana Financial Group, Kabaya Holdings and Trust Golf.

For more information on the Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific, visit the championship website at randa.org/WAAP. For updates, like the championship’s Facebook page and follow @WAAPGolf on Twitter and Instagram.

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