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Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific

The Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific Championship will be staged at Abu Dhabi Golf Club in UAE from 10-13 November 2021.

The Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific Championship has been developed by The R&A and Asia-Pacific Golf Confederation to unearth emerging talent and provide a pathway for Asia’s elite female amateurs to the international stage.

The winner earns invitations to play in two major championships – the AIG Women’s Open and The Evian Championship, as well as an exemption for the Augusta National Women’s Amateur.

 

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2019 Women's Amateur Asia-Pacific Champion

Yuka Yasuda (JPN)

2016 Amateur Championship  Scott Gregory

Home favourite Yuka Yasuda, leading a tournament in the final round for the first time, provided a masterclass in frontrunning as she left the field in her wake and won the second Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific championship (WAAP) at The Royal Golf Club by eight shots on Sunday.

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Abu Dhabi Golf Club
10-13 November 2021

The R&A and the Asia-Pacific Golf Confederation (APGC) have announced that the 2021 Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific (WAAP) Championship will be staged at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from 10-13 November. 

The famed National Course at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club has hosted European Tour events since 2006 boasting the likes of Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods amongst others. 
Abu Dhabi Golf Club is home to 27 holes of Championship golf. The National, Abu Dhabi's 18 hole Championship course, provides a tough but fair challenge and is home to one of the European Tour's most popular events, the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGA, A Rolex Series Event.

Contact details:

Abu Dhabi Golf Club
A - Khalifa City
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 2 885 3555
Website Here

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Format

The format of the Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific will be 72 holes of stroke play.

Players will be invited to participate from member countries of the Asia-Pacific Golf Confederation based on the World Amateur Golf Ranking.  

The field size will be 83 players and only countries with players in the World Amateur Golf Ranking are invited to participate.  The following process will be used to invite players to the championship:

Category A – 6 players per country

Countries with at least 20 players in the WAGR or at least one player in the WAGR Top 100.

Category B – 4 players per country

Countries with 6 – 19 players in the WAGR.

Category C – 1 player per country

Countries with 1 – 5 players in the WAGR.
Category D – 2 players

The host country (Thailand) will be invited to select an additional two players.

Category E – 5 invited players

The WAAP will retain the right to invite an additional 5 players either from any country in the Asia-Pacific region, provided that these players are able to compete at the appropriate level for the championship. The maximum handicap for such players will be 5.4.

PAST WINNERS

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2018 Champion | Atthaya Thitikul

Emerging Thai star Atthaya Thitikul, 15, secured a dramatic wire-to-wire victory at the Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific by winning a four-way play-off at Sentosa Golf Club and securing places in two of this year’s major championships.

Thitikul carded a closing 71 to join Japan’s Yuna Nishimura (69), the Philippines’ Yuka Saso (68) and New Zealand’s Wenyung Keh (67) with an eight-under total of 276 over the New Tanjong course.

2019 Champion | Yuka Yasuda

Home favourite Yuka Yasuda, leading a tournament in the final round for the first time, provided a masterclass in frontrunning as she left the field in her wake and won the second Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific championship (WAAP) at The Royal Golf Club by eight shots on Sunday.
 
The 18-year-old from Kobe started the final round leading by two shots. After making a birdie on the opening hole, she never lost the honour over the next 17 tees and finished with a bogey-free seven-under-par 65.

 

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