Bogor, Indonesia: The inaugural Gunung Geulis Golf Invitational supported by Nomura will make its debut on the Asian Development Tour (ADT) when the US$75,000 takes place from July 30-August 2.
The newest ADT event is the Tour’s second stop in Indonesia this season and will provide the region’s emerging stars with another playing opportunity at Bogor’s Gunung Geulis Golf and Country Club, about 50 kilometres from the national capital of Jakarta.
It will be the third time that Gunung Geulis Golf and Country has hosted an ADT event since it opened in 1992.
“On behalf of the ADT, I thank OB Golf and the Gunung Geulis Golf Invitational for their strong commitment and support. I believe we can provide the platform for Indonesian golf to grow and develop through the staging of this event,” said Cho Minn Thant, Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer of the Asian Tour, a Full Business Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
“The golf landscape in Indonesia is certainly very vibrant and promising and we are looking forward to seeing more young and exciting talents bursting onto the scene through this new event,” added Cho.
Danny Masrin, the highest-ranked Indonesian, is expected to spearhead the local charge alongside George Gandranata, who holds the honour of being the first Indonesian to win on the ADT in 2016.
An international field consisting of 144 players from close to 20 countries will likely feature over the East Course at Gunung Geulis.
The ADT, which offers Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) points, has already unearthed several promising talents and winners this season including 17-year old Korean Kim Joo-hyung and Thai sensation Sadom Kaewkanjana, the fastest Qualifying School graduate to win on the Asian Tour in April.
The leading seven players on the final ADT Order of Merit will earn playing rights on the Asian Tour for the 2020 season. The winner of the Gunung Geulis Golf Invitational will take home a cheque for US$13,125.