ADT: Ciputra Golfpreneur Tournament returns

Fri 29 Jul 2016

ADT: Ciputra Golfpreneur Tournament returns

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Jakarta, July 29: The third edition of the Ciputra Golfpreneur Tournament will make its return onto the Asian Development Tour (ADT) schedule with a new presenting sponsor in Panasonic next month.
Panasonic, one of the largest product manufacturers in the world, has inked a partnership agreement with the US$100,000 ADT event, which will play a pivotal role in shaping the Order of Merit race where the top-five finishers earn playing rights on the Asian Tour for 2017.
The Ciputra Golfpreneur Tournament presented by Panasonic, which is the burgeoning Tour’s first and only stop in Indonesia this season, will be held once again at the BSD course by Damai Indah Golf from August 24 to 27.
Ichiro Suganuma, President Director-Chief Representative Panasonic in Indonesia, said: “Panasonic is honoured and delighted to be the presenting sponsor for the Ciputra Golfpreneur Tournament. We believe it will offer a strong platform for aspiring professionals to further excel in the game, especially with the world ranking points on offer.”
Mr. Ciputra, Chairman of the Ciputra Business Group, hailed the support of Panasonic. “We are proud to be receiving the support of a global company like Panasonic. We have enjoyed great successes in the last two editions and we hope to continue our support for the next generation of golfers in Asia through the staging of this event.”
Irfan Hamid, the Asian Tour’s Associate Director, also expressed his fullest appreciation to both Panasonic and Ciputra. “We would like to thank Mr. Ciputra for hosting the Ciputra Golfpreneur Tournament again and also Panasonic for their support in the tournament.
“The ADT has grown from strength to strength over the years and saw the rise of young talents in the region which included George Gandranata, who became the first Indonesian to win on the burgeoning Tour earlier in April. I look forward to a successful staging of the Ciputra Golfpreneur Tournament presented by Panasonic next month,” said Irfan.
A total of 144 players will compete in the Ciputra Golfpreneur Tournament presented by Panasonic, with the field being split between the ADT and the Professional Golf Tour of Indonesia (PGTI).
The winner will take home a prize purse of US$17,500 and receive six OWGR points while the top six players and ties will also earn points based on a sliding scale.
For more information on the ADT, please visit www.asiandevelopmenttour.com.
About the Asian Development Tour
The Asian Development Tour was launched in 2010 with the aim of creating a career pathway for professional golfers in Asia. Sanctioned by the Asian Tour, the Asian Development Tour will ultimately create a new playing platform for emerging stars from across Asia and around the world. Through the Asian Tour Qualifying School, players will qualify for the Asian Development Tour and enjoy the opportunity to hone their games and talent through a secondary circuit in Asia. Designed in the same structure as the Web.com Tour in America and European Challenge Tour, the Asian Development Tour is a stepping stone to the Asian Tour and the exciting world of international golf. The Asian Development Tour has been structured to ensure the best opportunities for its members. The leading five players on the Asian Development Tour will earn coveted Asian Tour cards for the following season, ensuring a proper career pathway for aspiring professionals. All ADT events receive Official World Golf Ranking points.