Oct 07, 2016

    Sentosa Golf Club to host top event

    AFTER making its way into Golf Digest's decorated list of the World's 100 Greatest Golf Courses for the first time in January, Sentosa Golf Club (SGC) has earned another feature in its cap.

    The newly-renovated $32 million par-72 New Tanjong Course will host the 2018 Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship (AAC), the 10th edition of the annual event, which is considered one of the most prestigious amateur tournaments in the world.

    It will be held from Oct 4 to Oct 7, AAC organisers announced yesterday.

    The winner will earn a coveted invitation to the 2019 US Masters. Both winner and runner-up will gain spots in The British Open Qualifying Series for the 2019 Open at Royal Birkdale.

    SGC president Low Teo Ping said: "The opportunities afforded to the amateurs who compete in this event are truly life-changing.

    "It will be an honour to welcome young players from across the region to Sentosa Golf Club, where we believe their talents will be appropriately displayed... "

    This will be the second time after 2011 that the Republic is hosting the AAC. That edition was held at Singapore Island Country Club and was won by Japan's Hideki Matsuyama, who is a two-time PGA Tour winner and currently ranked 18th in the world.