The popular Laguna National GC in Singapore is to host the mega event – The annual women’s Asia Pacific amateur International team championship, known as the Queen Sirikit Cup, this August, signaling the return of big time golf events to the region.
The 2021 event will be the third edition held in Singapore and first since 2012, when it was played at the Tanah Merah Country Club and team South Korea claimed the title during an unbroken r six win streak. .
Originally scheduled to be played in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2020 , travel restrictions due to COVID-19 led to the postponement of the tournament along with all the other amateur events in the Asia Pacific region.
Rae-Vadee T. Suwan, Secretary-General of the Queen Sirikit Cup and a driving force behind the launching of the event in 1979, said: “After the disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, we’re very much looking forward to having the Queen Sirikit Cup take place in 2021.
“Our grateful thanks go to Laguna National and the Singapore Ladies Golf Association for their support and enthusiasm – and for making sure the Queen Sirikit Cup will return this year in a safe environment.”
Taimur Hassan Amin, Chairman, Asia-Pacific Golf Confederation, said: “Events such as the Queen Sirikit Cup and the Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific are integral to popularising the sport among women as well as providing a platform for our girls to cut their teeth in serious competition at world-class venues, preparing some of them for a career as golfing professionals and ambassadors for their country and the region as a whole.
“On behalf of the APGC, I would like to thank the Singapore Ladies Golf Association for its efforts in hosting the Queen Sirikit Cup for the third time. I’m certain it will prove to be a great occasion and an opportunity for the contestants to renew old acquaintances and make new friends.”
Traditionally, the Queen Sirikit Cup has consisted of three-player teams competing over 54 holes of individual stroke play with the two best daily scores from each team counting towards the overall totals. Commencing in 2021, the tournament is being extended to 72 holes over four rounds, a reflection of improving standards and the elite status of the Queen Sirikit Cup.