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.