THAI LPGA ANNOUNCE TRI-SANCTIONED SEASON-FINALE TOURNAMENT, “PTT THAILAND LPGA MASTERS 2018”, AT PANYA INDRA GOLF CLUB, 19-21 SEPTEMBER
Bangkok, 4 September 2018 : It was announced today that the 2018 season-finale of THAI LPGA Tour, “PTT Thailand LPGA Masters 2018”, under the support of PTT Group, Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) and National Sports Development Fund (NSDF), and Singha Corporation, will be played from 19-21 September 2018 at Panya Indra Golf Club – Bangkok, with total prize money of 4 million Thai Baht.
The tournament will be tri-sanctioned between Thai LPGA, China LPGA and ALPG Tour once again in 2018 and will attract world ranking points.
The “PTT Thailand LPGA Masters 2018” Press Conference was held on Tuesday, 4 September at Panya Indra Golf Club, the stunning golf course host venue in Bangkok, attended by representatives of major supporters such as PTT Public Company Limited, Sports Authority of Thailand and Singha Corporation.
Mr. Parat Suwannamaytakorn - Director of Professional Sports Promotion and Development Division, Professional Sports and Boxing Department of Sports Authority of Thailand stated at the press conference that, “On behalf of the state government that is the major supporter for all kind of sports in Thailand, we are glad to see the improvement of professional sports in terms of management, organizers and players by pushing the creating of these kind of stages and make Thailand to be the sport hub of region for sport tourism policy. SAT is one who witness the success of THAI LPGA since the first year of its establishment. We admire THAI LPGA’s willful intention for golfing and this tournament will be one proof of its success.”
PTT Public Company Limited, represented by Mr. Sarun Rungkasiri – Advisor, mentioned the support of PTT Group as the title sponsor that, “PTT Group is pleased to give our support to this tournament again which we realize the important of this kind of support in sports in order to respond back to the social and overall profit of Thailand. We strongly believe that PTT Thailand LPGA Masters 2018 will gain the utmost success as its objectives and offer some impressive moments for golf fans.”
Mr. Kittisak Chaimongkoltrakul - Director of Special Event of Boon Rawd Trading Co.,Ltd., the long-time supporter of THAI LPGA tour stated that, “As our policy to support sports development in Thailand, we have worked out with THAI LPGA and have obviously seen each growth of it continuously. THAI LPGA is one who gives its full hands in golf development and we will keep supporting like this and be a part of pride in this successive tournament.”
While THAI LPGA, the sanctioned body and the event owner, represented by Mrs. Numfon Jaidee, the Vice President of THAI LPGA expressed thankful appreciation to all supporters and said that, “The main objective that we put our best effort is to create a firm platform for our players and support them to level up themselves to bigger stages. The creation of international stage in our country permits our players to compete on their home-soil and show new generation golfers of movement of golf in Thailand to grow up as professional players. On behalf of THAI LPGA, I would like to thank to our sponsors who always support and on our side for over 10 years and still allow THAI LPGA to grow firmly.”
The THAI LPGA is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2018, 10 years of growing ladies professional golf in Thailand and producing many talented and skilled players who have performed on the international and world-class stages, under the leadership of Dr. Somporn Juangroongruangkit – the first president and co-founder who served in the position for 4 years and Khun Patinya Kuantrakul - the second president who served after Dr. Somporn to the present year.
“PTT THAILAND LPGA MASTERS 2017” is a ladies professional golf tournament originated and organized by THAI LPGA. The field for the 2018 edition features 114 players from 15 countries made up of; 35 players from the THAI LPGA, 44 players from China LPGA, 20 players of ALPG and 15 sponsor invites will compete in a 54 holes stroke play format over 3 rounds. There is cut-off after 2 rounds for the top 50 players and ties who will compete in the final round on 21st September for total purse money of 4 million Thai Baht and world ranking points.
The champion will earn 600,000 Thai Baht in prize money. The tournament is supported by PTT Public Company Limited, Sports Authority of Thailand and National Sports Development Fund, Singha Sorporation, Panya Indra Golf Club, Thongchai Jaidee Foundation, Betagro and True Visions.
The tournament will be Broadcast LIVE on Thursday, 20 September (13.30-16.30 hrs.) and Friday, 21 September (11.30-14.30 hrs.) is through True Sport HD 2 of True Visions.
Admissions tickets are available at ticket booths in Panya Indra Golf Club from 19-21 September at 100 Thai Baht/person (3-day pass) and free entry for spectators under 18 years old and over 60
More information can be followed at www.thailpga.com or THAI LPGA Official Fanpage (facebook.com/thailpgafanpage).