St Andrews, Scotland: The Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific (WAAP) championship has been rescheduled to September 30 – October 3, 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.
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.
The 2021 WAAP champion will earn starts in a women’s Major championship, the AIG Women’s Open, as well as invitations to the Honda LPGA Thailand, the Hana Financial Group Championship and the Augusta National Women’s Amateur (ANWA).
Thailand’s Atthaya Thitikul won the inaugural WAAP at Singapore’s Sentosa Golf Club in 2018, prevailing at the third hole of a sudden-death play-off with New Zealand’s Keh Wen-yung, Japan’s Yuna Nishimura and Yuka Saso of the Philippines.
Last year, Yuka Yasuda emerged triumphant on hole soil at the Royal Golf Club in Japan.