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Golf: Clearwater Bay to host Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship

Antonio Murdaca won last year’s Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship to earn a spot at this year’s Masters.

Antonio Murdaca won last year’s Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship to earn a spot at this year’s Masters.

July 3, 2015: The seventh edition of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship (AAC) will be held at the Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club in Hong Kong from October 1-4.

 

Entry will be free for the prestigious event, which was launched in 2009 by the Asia Pacific Golf Confederation (APGC), the Masters Tournament and The R&A.

 

Clearwater Bay offers one of the most impressive settings in the event’s history, with spectacular views over Hong Kong and the South China Sea from its elevated position on a hilly peninsula.

 

Dominic Wall, Director – Asia Pacific at The R&A said: “The Asia Pacific Golf Confederation, the Masters Tournament and The R&A look forward to bringing the 2015 Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship to Hong Kong. Hong Kong has an impressive track record of staging world-class international sporting events and we have no doubt this year’s event at Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club will be another example of that.

 

“The quality of the course and facilities, combined with its accessibility from the city centre, were important factors in the decision to stage the event at Clearwater Bay. We strongly encourage Hong Kong’s golf and sporting community to come and enjoy this unique occasion.”

 

Australian Antonio Murdaca won last year’s championship to earn an invitation to this year’s Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in April. The champion and runner(s)-up also earn spots in The Open Qualifying Series for The Open Championship.

 

Continuing under its banner of ‘Creating Heroes’, the AAC will feature 120 players from the APGC’s 39 member associations and will be played over 72 holes of strokeplay, with a cut for the leading 60 players plus ties after 36 holes.

 

Launched to promote the development of golf in the Asia-Pacific region, the championship has been held in China (2009, 2013), Japan (2010), Singapore (2011), Thailand (2012) and Australia (2014). Hideki Matsuyama (2010, 2011) and Guan Tianlang (2012) are among previous winners.

 

Source: Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship (www.aacgolf.com); Editing by SportAsia

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