Queen Sirikit Cup rescheduled for 2021

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The Queen Sirikit Cup, the Asia-Pacific’s premier amateur team championship for women, has been rescheduled for 2021.

Anika Varma, Hitaashee Bakshi, Jahanvi Bakshi and Manju Jhakar (Team Manager) at the 2019 Queen Sirikit Cup in Australia

The current COVID-19 situation and the travel restrictions, officials have reluctantly taken the decision to cancel the 2020 edition of the 15-nation gathering that was scheduled to take place at Pondok Indah Golf Club in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta from June 30 to July 3.

Taimur Hassan, Chairman, APGC
Taimur Hassan, Chairman, APGC

It will be the first time since the tournament’s inauguration in 1979 that the Queen Sirikit Cup, also known as the Amateur Ladies Asia-Pacific Invitational Golf Team Championship, has missed a year.

Indian performance in 2019

In the 2019 edition of the Queen Sirikit Cup, Team India was represented by Anika Varma, Hitaashee Bakshi and Jahanvi Bakshi, who finished tied-sixth (with Japan) in the teams category with a total score of 6-over 444 .

Indian team for 2020

The, Indian Golf Union (IGU) conducted the Queen Sirikit Cup trials in Jan-Feb this year and had selected – Vidhatri Urs, Asmitha Satish and Hunar Mittal to represent India at this edition.

Rae-Vadee T. Suwan, Secretary-General of the Queen Sirikit Cup and a driving force behind the launching of the event, said: “The safety and well-being of players, officials and all those at the host venue are the number one priority. Due to the uncertainty that remains regarding travel and quarantine, we felt we could not delay making a decision any longer.”

The 2021 edition of the Queen Sirikit Cup will be played at Pondok Indah, host to the golf tournament at the 2018 Asian Games and venue for last year’s Bank BRI Indonesia Open on the Asian Tour.

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