Singapore: This season’s ASEAN PGA Tour will boast at least nine tournaments offering US$660,000 in overall prize money and a strong line-up of established and new events.
Starting with this week’s Singha Esan Open – one of four tournaments jointly sanctioned with the All Thailand Golf Tour – the 2015 ASEAN PGA Tour marks the ninth season since the circuit was inaugurated.
The Singha Pattaya Open, the Singha Hua Hin Open, and the Singha Chiang Mai Open, all part of the All Thailand Golf Tour, return to the schedule.
In addition three events will be jointly sanctioned with Malaysia’s PGM Tour, in Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Port Dickson.
The Borobudur Classic, which was launched last year with great success, also returns to the schedule.
The season will come to a close with the Sabah Masters, an event which over the past three years has cemented its place as the season-ending Tour Championship.
“We are excited to be embarking on our ninth season and we are looking forward to another memorable year which will provide more playing opportunities particularly for our region’s up and coming young players,” said AC Wong, Executive Chairman, ASEAN PGA.
“The Tour is continually looking to expand into new markets and is hopeful of announcing additional events in 2015,” added Wong, of the circuit that boasted five events when it was launched in 2007.
The 2014/2015 campaign came to a close last month when Singapore’s Mardan Mamat won the Sabah Masters at Sutera Harbour Golf and Country Club.
The tournament also saw Thailand’s Gunn Charoenkul claim the Order of Merit title.
He topped the Merit list, and secured a OneAsia card, with earnings of US$34,299 following three victories.