ASIAN AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD ANNOUNCED

Asia-Pacific’s top male amateur golfers to compete in inaugural 72-hole championship

HONG KONG – The Asian Amateur Championship, organised by the Asia Pacific Golf Confederation and supported by the Masters Tournament and The R&A, released its inaugural championship field today, which includes the top male amateur golfers from 30 APGC member nations.
A 117-player field will compete in the 72-hole stroke play event on the World Cup Course at Mission Hills Golf Club in Shenzhen, China, 29 October – 1 November 2009. An invitation to play in the 2010 Masters Tournament awaits the winner, while both the winner and the runner(s)-up will earn a place in International Final Qualifying for The Open Championship being played next year at St Andrews.
 
“With the support of the Masters Tournament and The R&A, amateur golf in the region has received a tremendous boost,” said Kwangsoo Hur, President of the APGC, the event’s organiser. “Showcasing this region’s top players is an incredible opportunity, both for the entrants in the field and the overall growth of the game. A new champion will emerge from this event that will, in time, help inspire others to dream of competing at the sport’s highest level.”
 
The field was determined by inviting the top two ranked amateur players from each of the APGC member countries plus the four top ranked players from the host country, as ranked on the World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR) as of 14 August 2009. If there was not a sufficient number of players ranked from a member country, the member country nominated a player(s) from their country with an established handicap of less than 5.4, to be approved by the APGC, to fulfil the two positions eligible from that country.
 
The remainder of the field was filled by taking the next highest ranked players of APGC member countries, not otherwise qualified from the WAGR as of 14 August 2009. The maximum number of eligible players from any APGC member country, with the exception of the host country, was six.
 
On Thursday 29 October and Friday 30 October, tee times are scheduled for 7:00-08:21 and 10:51-12:12 off the first and 10th tees, but subject to change. After 36 holes, a cut will be made to the top 60 players and ties. On Saturday 31 October and Sunday 1 November, tee times will run from 07:30-12:09 off the first tee.
 
More than 150 countries will see television coverage of the Asian Amateur Championship, with programming that includes two hours of event exposure during the third and final rounds with Peter Oosterhuis as lead commentator. In addition, 30-minute highlight shows will follow the first, second and final rounds. The broadcasts will be aired on ESPN Star (Asia), Guangdong Golf Channel (China), Tokyo Broadcasting System (Japan), ESPN International (Latin America, Northern Africa and the Middle East), SuperSport (Southern Africa), Network Ten (Australia), Sky New Zealand, CNBC Europe and ESPN2 (United States).
 
Last month, IBM, KFC, Rolex and Zurich Financial Services, Inc. were named the event’s sponsors, adding to the support already being provided by the Masters Tournament and The R&A.
 
For more information on the Asian Amateur Championship, including the latest news from Mission Hills, live scoring and a selection of video features, please visit www.asianamateurchampionship.com.
 
 
Asian Amateur Championship Field (23 October 2009)

Matthew Giles
Australia

Matt Jager
Australia

Bryden Macpherson
    
Australia
Daniel Nisbet
    
Australia
Jordan Sherratt
    
Australia
Brendan Smith
    
Australia
Naser Jacob
    
Bahrain
Abdulla Sultan
    
Bahrain
Liton Hawlader
    
Bangladesh
Dulal Hossain
    
Bangladesh
Jamal Hossain Mollah
    
Bangladesh
Miah Sayum
    
Bangladesh
Shakhawat Shohel
    
Bangladesh
Mohd Zakiruzzaman
    
Bangladesh
Jeevan Gurung
    
Bhutan
Palden Tshering
    
Bhutan
Seng Van Seiha
    
Cambodia
Jian Chuan Lin
    
China
Ren Han
    
China
Mu Hu
    
China
Youyi Huang
    
China
Xiao Long Chen
    
China
Xiao Se   
    
China
Huo Wei
    
China
Wei Wei
    
China
Huang Wenyi
    
China
Zhao Xiongyi
    
China
Ou Yang Zheng
    
China
Xin-Jun Zhang
    
China
Chi-Hsien Hsieh
    
Chinese Taipei
Li-Peng Hsu
    
Chinese Taipei
Tao Huang
    
Chinese Taipei
Chien-Yao Hung
    
Chinese Taipei
Teng Kao
    
Chinese Taipei
Fei-Hao Yang
    
Chinese Taipei
Sonny Karati
    
Cook Islands
Zoheer Ahmad
    
Fiji
Vikrant Chandra
    
Fiji
James Honda
    
Guam
Louie Sunga
    
Guam
Roderic de Lacy Staunton
    
Hong Kong
Steven Lam
    
Hong Kong
Shinichi Mizuno
    
Hong Kong
Lok Tin Liu
    
Hong Kong
Shun Yat Hak
    
Hong Kong
Abhishek Jha
    
India
Rashid Khan
    
India
Moin Malak
    
India
Vikram Rana
    
India
Arshdeep Tiwana
    
India
Gagan Verma
    
India
Peter Gumulya
    
Indonesia
Hardjito
    
Indonesia
Benny Kasiadi
    
Indonesia
Suprato
    
Indonesia
Hassan Karimian Noshahar
    
Iran
Seyed Mahmoud Jozi
    
Iran
Yosuke Asaji
    
Japan
Shingo Ito
    
Japan
Keisuke Otawa
    
Japan
Naoyuki Tamura
    
Japan
Tomoya Tokunaga
    
Japan
Tomohiro Umeyama
    
Japan
Eric Chun
    
Korea
Chang-Won Han
    
Korea
Yoon, Jung-Ho
    
Korea
Meen-Whee Kim
    
Korea
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
    
Korea
Il-Hwan Park
    
Korea
Tae-Hoon Song
    
Korea
Phetsamone Seesomwang
    
Laos
Kenneth De Silva
    
Malaysia
Nicholas Fung
    
Malaysia
Gavin Kyle Green
    
Malaysia
Mohd Iszaimi Ismail
    
Malaysia
Mohd Iylia Jamil
    
Malaysia
Abel Tam
    
Malaysia
Tsend Munkh-Orgil
    
Mongolia
Delgermaa Ulziidelger
    
Mongolia
Aung Win
    
Myanmar
Soe Moe Win
    
Myanmar
Wongchen Dhondup
    
Nepal
Rupak Prasad Acharya
    
Nepal
Ryan Fox
    
New Zealand
Daniel Pearce
    
New Zealand
Peter Spearman-Burn
    
New Zealand
Thomas Spearman-Burn
    
New Zealand
Ben Taylor
    
New Zealand
Ben Wallace
    
New Zealand
Mohd Aali Hai
    
Pakistan
Tariq Mehmoud
    
Pakistan
Jhonnel Ababa
    
Philippines
Antonio Asistio
    
Philippines
Dante Becierra
    
Philippines
Judson Eustaquio
    
Philippines
Mhark Fernando
    
Philippines
Peter Villaber
    
Philippines
Malase Maifea
    
Samoa
Patrick Fequleai
    
Samoa
Gregory Foo
    
Singapore
Jerome Ng
    
Singapore
Jonathan Woo
    
Singapore
Chia Chong Zheng
    
Singapore
Lam Zhiqun
    
Singapore
K A Chandradasa
    
Sri Lanka
Amrith de Soysa
    
Sri Lanka
Mithun Perera
    
Sri Lanka
Varit Chomchalam
    
Thailand
Thanyakon Khrongpa
    
Thailand
Nitipat Krobteeranon
    
Thailand
Poom Saksansin
    
Thailand
Wasin Sripattranusorn
    
Thailand
Rattanon Wannasrichan
    
Thailand
Abdullah Al Musharrekh
    
United Arab Emirates
Ahmed Al Musharrekh
    
United Arab Emirates
Thai Duong Nguyen
    
Vietnam
Trinh Van Tho
    
Vietnam
 
 
 
Entry Criteria
 
1.     The top two ranked amateur players from each of the APGC member countries plus the four top ranked players from the host country, as ranked on the World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR) as of 14 August 2009. If there was not a sufficient number of players ranked from that member country, the member country nominated a player(s) from their country with an established handicap of less than 5.4, to be approved by the APGC, to fulfill the two positions eligible from that country.
 
2.     The remainder of the field (maximum 120 players) was filled by taking the next highest ranked players of APGC Member Countries, not otherwise qualified from the WAGR as of 14 August 2009. The maximum number of eligible players from any APGC member country, with the exception of the host country, was six.
 
3.     The AAC reserves the right to invite additional players at its discretio

Pin It on Pinterest